The Path to the Spider's Nests by Italo Calvino audiobook

The Path to the Spider's Nests

By Italo Calvino
Translated by Martin McLaughlin
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

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5.88 Hours 1
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Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As [Calvino’s contemporaries) continue to look for the place where the spiders make their nests, Calvino has not only found that special place but learned how himself to make fantastic webs of prose to which all things adhere.” New York Review of Books
“Narrator Edoardo Ballerini gives a scintillating performance of Italo Calvino’s first novel…Ballerini inhabits each character so deeply that we forget he’s there. Voices not only change, they also identify who’s speaking without any attributions needed…Ballerini’s Italian accents are varied and perfect, and his delivery of Calvino’s self-reflective preface offers valuable insights into one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Italo Calvino

Author Bio: Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century’s greatest storytellers. He was awarded the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982. He was born in Cuba and grew up in San Remo, Italy. He began his writing career as an essayist and a journalist but is best known for his fiction, including Invisible Cities, If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Marcovaldo, and Mr. Palomar, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English