Marcovaldo, Or, The Seasons in the City

Marcovaldo, Or, The Seasons in the City

Book - 1983
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Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1983
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780156572040
0156572044
9780151570812
0151570817
Branch Call Number: CALVINO I
PQ4809.A45 M313 1983
Characteristics: 121 p. ; 21 cm
Uniform Title: Seasons in the city

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Dec 02, 2014

A very sweet collection of short stories all centred around the main character Marcovaldo. He is always trying to bring a little country into the city, with amusing results.

In a very distant way, the way I liked this novel is similar to the way I like the children's books Amelia Bedelia, in that the protagonist tries so hard, but things never turn out quite right.

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