Let me start by saying that I have never read anything by Italo Calvino. But I do know that he wrote a postmodern work called If on a winter’s night a traveler, which some bloggers recently read for a read-along. That being said, my blog is dedicated to reading the Classics, and Calvino wrote an article for The New York Review of Books in 1986, in defense of reading the Classics. The name of the article was “Why Read the Classics?” Today, Italo Calvino is considered a Classic author.
Here is the article: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1986/oct/09/why-read-the-classics/
If you are in the U.S., I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. If you are not in the U.S., have a great weekend just the same. I will be posting a review of The Fellowship of the Ring on Monday.