If On A Winter’s Night by Italo Calvino

An ingenious parody of all those dreary best-sellers¬†one buys at the airport. The narrative is about a reader trying to read a book called If on a winter’s night a traveler. Every odd-numbered chapter is in the second person, and tells the reader what he is doing in preparation for reading the next chapter. The even-numbered chapters are all single chapters from whichever book the reader is trying to read.

272 pages in Vintage Classics paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0099430896

Italo Calvino

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