Calvino, Italo, 1923-1985

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Italo Calvino (15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian writer and journalist. 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). Admired in Britain, Australia and the United States, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death. Italo Calvino is buried in the garden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia, in Tuscany.
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referencedIn Paris Review. The Paris Review archives, 1953-1997. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barolini, Helen, 1925-. Papers, 1947-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1947-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Covell, Grant. Cities of earth : two songs for voice and violin / Grant Covell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973,. Creative writing questionnaires for writing class at University of Pennsylvania, 1970-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Calvino, Italo. Calvino, Italo : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Dore Ashton and Matti Megged collection, 1942-1994. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Julio Cortázar papers, 1966-1980. Houghton Library
referencedIn Dolci, Danilo. Danilo Dolci collection, 1958-1982 bulk 1958-1972. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities 1971-1995, (bulk 1980-1984). New York University. Archives
referencedIn Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities, Bulk, 1980-1984, 1971-2004 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Mazella, David. Interview with Italo Calvino for The Paris Review : audio recording and typescript transcriptions with revisions by Calvino, [1982]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Young, David. Thousands of bundled straw III : quartet [music] / David L. Young. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Golijov, Osvaldo. La distanza della luna :musical play based on a story by Italo Calvino / words Elisabetta Pellegrini ; music Osvaldo Golijov. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Calvino, Italo. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Ashton, Dore. person
associatedWith Barolini, Helen, 1925- person
correspondedWith Cortázar, Julio. person
associatedWith Covell, Grant. person
correspondedWith Dolci, Danilo. person
associatedWith Golijov, Osvaldo. person
associatedWith Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973, person
associatedWith Helen (Mollica) Barolini, 1925- person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Paris Review. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Young, David. person
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Birth 1923-10-15

Death 1985-09-19



Spanish; Castilian



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