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The Castle Of Crossed Destinies


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The Castle Of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino
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IN THE CASTLE OF CROSSED DESTINIES Italo Calvino's inspiration turns the seventy-eight tarot-cards to an entirely new use that links image and word to the purposes of narrative- a band of travellers, trapped in an ominous castle in the heart of a wood, find themselves struck dunb, and are only albe to converse by using the tarot cards to tell each other how they came to the castle. Behind the printed images flicker visions of forests, cities, deserts- the garish colours blend to call up Oedipus, Orlando, Macbeth, expand to encompass the private idyll and the universal holocaust.

Author Biography

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923. He grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985
Release date NZ
October 2nd, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Vintage Classics
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