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Italo Calvino (/kælˈviːnoʊ/, also US: /kɑːlˈ-/, Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 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).
Italian writer and journalist (1923–1985)
|Born||Italo Giovanni Calvino Mameli|
(1923-10-15)15 October 1923
Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
|Died||19 September 1985(1985-09-19) (aged 61)|
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
|Resting place||Garden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy|
|Literary movement||Oulipo, neorealism, Postmodernism|
|Spouse||Esther Judith Singer|
Admired in Britain, Australia and the United States, Calvino was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death. He is buried in the garden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany.