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Italo Calvino

15 Oct 1923 - 19 Sep 1985

Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. 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).

Lionised in Britain and the United States, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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August 22, 2017 Edited by dcapillae Fix other names
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August 30, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Talis MARC record.