Oct 15, 2011

Italo Calvino Google Doodle

Google celebrates 88th birthday of Italo Calvino:


Top 5 facts about Italo Calvino:


1. Italo Calvino was born in Santiago de Las Vegas, a suburb of Havana, Cuba on October 15, 1923.


2. He was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.


3. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).


4. He was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.


5. Italo Calvino died on 19 September 1985. (Wikipedia)







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