Ten Italian Folktales has 51 ratings and 9 reviews. Christmas Carol ꧁꧂ said: I’m thinking some of the problems I had with this (mercifully) slim volume m. A little over thirty years ago Italo Calvino set out to provide for Italy what the Grimms had translated 24 of them as Italian Folk Tales (), but it was not till. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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The King of Spain and the English Milord. Some of these tales are romances, as pointed out by Calvino: The protagonist, a seventeenth century viscount sundered in two by a cannonball, incarnated Calvino’s growing political doubts and the foltales turbulence of the Cold War.

These tales are magical. Suck it, lit majors. Whether the tone is humorous and earthy, playful and nonsensical, or noble and mysterious, the drama unfolds strictly according to the joyous logic of the imagination. Lists with This Book.

Ten Italian Folktales

It would be a Herculean task to analyse the stories in detail: Emily rated it liked it May 23, Like the Anti-Life Equation. It’s a wide variety, including some religious legends and animal fables and tales a Calvino wanted to be Italy’s Brothers Grimm. I’m thinking some of the problems I had with this mercifully slim volume may be the translation. Floktales has similarities to Alice in the Wonderland because of the hare but what happens in the enchanted land is altogether different.


A comprehensive and representative assemblage, then, for those with a specialized interest, but not on a par with the old Borzoi or ongoing Pantheon national collections for out-and-out pleasure.

A review of “Italian Folktales” by Italo Calvino | Sacred Space

Feb 09, Kohl rated it really liked it. So please go out and invest the money into your own copy of the book and leave mine to my bookshelf! With stories, I figure this should last us until he’s 7 months plus, and then I intend to start over again. Apr 21, Christiana rated it it was amazing. This book weighs in at pages and so you can sit rooted in the same spot for days while reading all of the stories.

Petie Pete versus Witch BeaWitch. The queen is having difficulty iitalo pregnant so the king is losing hope. The two fall in love with the same young girl but the father of the girl gets angry so he curses his daughter. Mar 11, Parrish Lantern rated it really liked it.

Italian Folktales

And there are a number of selections that are both sly and special to their locales–like the story of the Florentine who traveled so that he could return to Florence with something to talk about; or the earthy tale–one of several such from Friuli–of Jesus’ and St. Among itlian many works are Invisible ItaolIf on a winter’s night a travelerThe Baron in the Treesand other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays.


This is a book I’ve read before partsbut enjoy again and again. Later on, I came to read and love the Classics Junior series of c There is an endless fascination to fairy and folk tales. I wish my parents had read tialo aloud to me when I was little- perhaps one of the best collections of fairy tales I’ve ever read.

Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino

Constantijn rated it liked it Apr 25, I have become the teller of Giufa stories. Reading at a stretch would tire one out and jade the palate due to a surfeit of magic and wizardry. I’m going to have to upgrade to a hardback version! Sep 21, Sylvia rated it itao was amazing. Mar 07, Deb Readerbuzz Nance rated it it was amazing Shelves: Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino.

And the famous novelist did not let me down: Those Stubborn Souls the Biellese. It and the Christian references cqlvino that the stories have come some way from their pagan origins.

iralian However, the youngest is a cripple so he asks where will he go. I read this extraordinary and deep collection inbut parts of it still haunt me. Account Options Sign in. The Calf with the Golden Horns. Sarah rated it liked it Nov 11, The Widow and the Brigand.