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Last Comes the Raven
And Other Stories
By (author): Italo Calvino Translated by: Ann Goldstein
9780544146709 Paperback, Trade English FICTION / Literary Jun 15, 2021 Print Run: 10000
$22.99 CAD
Forthcoming 5.31 x 8 x 0 in | 450 gr 320 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Mariner Books
The first complete English-language edition of one of Calvino’s important early short story collections

Blending reality and illusion with elegance and precision, the stories in this collection—one of Calvino’s earliest—take place in a World War II–era and postwar Italy tinged with the visionary and fablelike qualities that would come to define this master storyteller’s later style. A trio of gluttonous burglars invade a pastry shop; two children trespass upon a forbidden garden; a wealthy family invites a rustic goatherd to lunch, only to mock him. In the title story, a compact masterpiece of shifting perspectives, a panicked soldier tries to keep his wits—and his life—when he faces off against a young partisan with a loaded rifle and miraculous aim. Throughout, Calvino delights in discovering hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life.

Stories from Last Comes the Raven have been published in translation, but the collection as a whole has never appeared in English. This volume, including several stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein, is an important addition to Calvino’s legacy.

ITALO CALVINO (1923–1985) attained worldwide renown as the author ofInvisible Cities, The Baron in the Trees, and numerous collections of fiction and essays.

ANN GOLDSTEIN has translated widely from Italian, including the works of Elena Ferrante, Primo Levi, Alessandro Baricco, and others.

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