Into the War

Into the War

Book - 2011
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"These three stories, set during the summer of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino's memories of his own adolescence during the Second World War, too young to be forced to fight in Mussolini's army but old enough to be conscripted into the Italian youth brigades. The callow narrator of these tales observes the mounting unease of a city girding itself for war, the looting of an occupied French town, and nighttime revels during a blackout. Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War is one of Calvino's only works of autobiographical fiction. It offers both a glimpse of this writer's extraordinary life and a distilled dram of his wry, ingenious literary voice."--from cover, page [4].
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2011]
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9780544146389
0544146387
Branch Call Number: SS CALVINO ITALO
Characteristics: xxiv, 90 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McLaughlin, M. L. (Martin L.),

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