Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings
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The latter essay is especially good; in it, Calvino explores the political stance that he took as a young man of twenty-two at the end of the Second World War he fought as a partisan during the war, at a time when the Nazis held his parents captive up to the end of the s he was to leave the communist party in , after the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
There is an extraordinarily subtle analysis of personal intention, a refusal to prevaricate and seek excuses -and an awareness of how memory can deceive.
I realized here how much the image of Mussolini has been the model for dictators from Hitler to Saddam Hussain. Pavese read the first story that Calvino wrote and arranged for it to be published. A tribute from He was the author of a fresco of his time which is without equal and which was articulated throughout his nine brief novels, as though it were a tightly packed and complete comedie humaine. Not to reduce the work to the life — of course, a futile task — but to allow us to give the proper weight, allusion, cost in terms of the life lived to the fictions that this writer has created.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Such a biography will come. The entry for 6th March This is a day that I will never forget as long as I live. Views Today.