Approaches to teaching the works of Italo Calvino /

"Italo Calvino, whose works reflect the major literary and cultural trends of the second half of the twentieth century, is known for his imagination, humor, and technical virtuosity. ... Given the range of his writing, teaching Calvino can seem a daunting task. This volume aims to help instruct...

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Other Authors: Ricci, Franco, 1953- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2013.
Series:Approaches to teaching world literature ; 125.
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Summary:"Italo Calvino, whose works reflect the major literary and cultural trends of the second half of the twentieth century, is known for his imagination, humor, and technical virtuosity. ... Given the range of his writing, teaching Calvino can seem a daunting task. This volume aims to help instructors develop creative and engaging classroom strategies. Part 1, "Materials," presents an overview of Calvino's writings, nearly all of which are available in English translation, as well as critical works and online resources. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," focus on general themes and cultural contexts, address theoretical issues, and provide practical classroom applications. Contributors describe strategies for teaching Calvino that are as varied as his writings, whether having students study narrative theory through If on a winter's night a traveler, explore literary genre with Cosmicomics, improve their writing using Six Memos for the Next Millennium, or read Mr. Palomar in a general education humanities course." -- Publisher website.
Physical Description:vi, 159 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-155) and index.
ISBN:9781603291231 (cloth : alk. paper)
1603291237 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781603291248 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1603291245 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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