The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino audiobook

The Cloven Viscount

By Italo Calvino
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780544960060

The Our Ancestors Series: Book 1

2.57 Hours 1
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When a nobleman is split in two, his separate halves pursue different adventures in a fantastically macabre tale by the author of Invisible Cities. It is the seventeenth century, and the Viscount Medardo of Terralba must go into battle against the Turks. But the inexperienced warrior is soon bisected lengthwise by a cannonball. Through a miracle of stitching, one half of him survives, returning to his feudal estate to lead a lavishly evil life. But soon his other, virtuous half appears—also very much alive. When the two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, there’s no telling the lengths each will go to in order to win. Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella of is Calvino at his most devious and winning.

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Summary

When a nobleman is split in two, his separate halves pursue different adventures in a fantastically macabre tale by the author of Invisible Cities.

It is the seventeenth century, and the Viscount Medardo of Terralba must go into battle against the Turks. But the inexperienced warrior is soon bisected lengthwise by a cannonball. Through a miracle of stitching, one half of him survives, returning to his feudal estate to lead a lavishly evil life. But soon his other, virtuous half appears—also very much alive. When the two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, there’s no telling the lengths each will go to in order to win.

Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella of is Calvino at his most devious and winning.

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Editorial Reviews

“Ironical and successful…The visual images, the playfulness, work better and more simply in this—to make it more real.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Italo Calvino

Author Bio: Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century’s greatest storytellers. He was awarded the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982. He was born in Cuba and grew up in San Remo, Italy. He began his writing career as an essayist and a journalist but is best known for his fiction, including Invisible Cities, If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Marcovaldo, and Mr. Palomar, among others.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 2.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English