Italo Calvino

Italian writer and journalist (1923–1985) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Italo Calvino (/kælˈvn/,[1][2] also US: /kɑːlˈ-/,[3] Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno];[4] 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian writer and journalist. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

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Italo Calvino
BornItalo Giovanni Calvino Mameli
(1923-10-15)15 October 1923
Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
Died19 September 1985(1985-09-19) (aged 61)
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Resting placeGarden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy
OccupationWriter, journalist
Literary movementOulipo, neorealism, Postmodernism
Notable works
SpouseEsther Judith Singer

Admired in Britain, Australia and the United States, Calvino was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death.[5] He is buried in the garden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany.