"People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel": First Edition of Italo Calvino's Difficult Loves; Signed by Him

  • Difficult Loves.

Difficult Loves.


Item Number: 22051

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1984.

First edition of this classic collection of short stories by Calvino. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Italo Calvino on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Jacket design by Louise Fili. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver, Archibald Colquhoun and Peggy Wright.

Difficult Loves was immediately praised upon publication, as tales of love and loneliness in which Calvino blends reality and illusion. “The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work,...and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading” (Margaret Atwood).

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