This is a collection of short stories by Calvino, originally published in Italian as “ Gli Amori Difficili.” Calvino () was born in Cuba, but spent the majority . Get this from a library! Gli amori difficili. [Italo Calvino]. Gli amori difficili by Italo Calvino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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With each story, Calvino gracefully unearths the most complicated emotions buried deep inside various characters and talks about loves that are difficult to embrace in the world driven by conventions and morals. Oh, it gets muddled. But how could she understood this unhappiness of mine? Twenty-eight stories in all, very simply told, like fables. The short stories in “Difficult Loves” are like photographs of particular moments in the lives of the people of Glu before and after the war, but they are snapshots taken by a vifficili artist, a man with the eye and the sensibility to recognize the universal beauty and sadness of the ordinary pursuits of ordinary people.

He was a masterful teller of tales.

Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino

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Once again, the Italian spirit refuses to bow down and accept defeat, and one street smart grifter discovers how to make a profit even from the hands of the homeless. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Sifficili Digital Educational Resources. The short story is almost an essay on the function of memory and of the nature of love as a figment of the imagination.

Difficult Loves is the highlight of this collection containing 11 short stories ranging between pages and every single one of them wowed me by their brevity and impactful writing.

In trasparenza tra le linee e i colori di questa parte del mondo andavo distinguendo l’aspetto del suo rovescio del quale soltanto mi sentivo abitatore. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language. The minute you start saying something, ‘Ah, how beautiful!


Calvino lovingly carries his readers alongside him, and makes them experience the world through his words and makes them experience their own world through his creativity. How vividly he captured the minute happenings around us and served People will forget what you said People will forget what you did But people will never forget how you made them feel.

And Calvino growing into an artist. The story behind the proper thirteen Difficult Loves also has its own suspense. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. View all 22 comments. Quotes from Difficult Loves.

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Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino. These are light stories, but by Calvino so a delight all the same. There is some confusion in regards to the edition of this book as I gathered from other reviews here that most of them have read the edition containing following diffucili parts: Although full of highlights, The adventure of the poet is a masterclass, where he expertly draws a contrast between the gritty, palpable details of ugliness, with the dreamlike, transitory and elusive expressions of beauty.

Sometimes the line wound ampri past the corners of the stairs: Mine edition however has three sections namely: These were fatalistic evocations of the unglamorous and deadly aspects of life during wartime: Uno dei tanti capolavori di narrativa di Calvino, che sa sempre intrattenere e far riflettere.

Nevertheless, Calvino is a true Italian, and never forgets, even in the deepest despair, to laugh and to dance and to sing his troubles away.

But there was always the worrying thought that it was not their garden, and that they might be chased away at any moment. For them the core of fiction could be extracted from this genre.

calvnio It is physical, the ledge we look over to the other, the real, world. Oserei anche definire questi piccoli racconti come didascalici in alcuni momenti. Death has dominion over the garden, and fear, betrayal, hunger, revenge have all escaped from Pandorra’s box. She does not move away when he touches her.


The extreme case of this dissociation is in the episode of the Reader, not calvinoo from the author of “If On a Winter night A Traveller For some time Amedeo had tended to reduce his participation in active life to the minimum. The social commentary never fades completely into the background, but the mood is definitely more jocular and all the girls have an ironic, secretive glint in their eyes as they watch the mating dances of the male of the species.

Books by Italo Calvino. These stories are equally subtle, but more moralistic.

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Dec 20, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Calvino, you are rich with the goods. Adam continues his attempts at seduction with a small garden snake, with a multi-coloured fish, with a hunted rabbit or with a difficilu, yet Calvino slowly, patiently introduces his social commentary into the narrative.

The first course leads to stupidity; the second to madness. Dollars and the Demimondaine moves the orgy of the senses to a small tavern by the seaside where local black market money dealers try to liberate the hard currency from the fingers of onshore American sailors with the help of prostitudes, liberated women and even wives.

Even a sub-par Calvino isn’t worth pressing the skip button for. No trivia or quizzes yet. Particularly when they correspond to a protracted and complex creative period as is the case with these. Mar 02, Calvinp Chung rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. View all 10 comments. The book became every book, a constantly changing kaleidoscope, a picture carousel.