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Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno Italo Calvino ☆ 7 Read Read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno 107 On previously censored passages and his newly translated unabridged preface in which Calvino brilliantly critiues and places into historical context his own youthful workThe Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time. Something irreparable has happened to Pin now as irreparable as when he redacted due to spoilers Never again will he be able to return to the detachment never will he be able to go into action with them now It is sad to be like him a child in a world of grown ups always treated as an amusement or a nuisance and never to be able to use those exciting and mysterious things weapons and women never to be able to take part in their games But one day Pin will be grown up too and be able to behave really badly to everyone revenge himself on those who have behaved badly to him how Pin would like to be grown up now or rather not grown up but as he is yet admired and feared a child and yet a leader of grown ups on some marvellous enterprise The Path to the Nest of Spiders was Italo Calvino s first novel and it shows Not in a lack of uality even here Calvino is one hell of a writer but in that the novel lacks the experimentation or the singularity of purpose as displayed in his later works As Calvino points out in his prologue resistance novels were all the rage at the time and so he found himself writing a resistance novel Up until that point his short stories had all featured himself as the protagonist and he originally started the novel in the same way He found that it wasn t working and it was only when he revised the novel with the child Pin as the focus did it really work he also admits that he started out writing something shorter that turned into a novelThe inclusion of Pin and the prominence of his aloof independence his eagerness to find a friend or just to fit in the alienation his youth brings and the guarded innocence with which he approaches his interactions with the world bring a distinctly poignant perspective to the novel Pin moves through the resistance groups but is never truly a part of them but the interactions occurring around him highlight the disconnect between the other resistance fighters and their longing for acceptance and inclusion that matches Pin s ownSo the writing is good the general perspective is good but there really isn t anything here that really points the way to the writer that Calvino would become So it s interesting when Calvino says in the prologue This was my first novel almost my first piece of writing What can I say about it today I will say this it would always be better not to have written one s first bookAs long as your first book remains unwritten you possess that freedom which you can use only once in a lifetime Your first book already defines you while you are really far from being defined And this definition is something you may then carry with you for the rest of your life trying to confirm it or extend or correct or deny it but you can never eliminate it Because of course it s true that one can never eliminate their first book but Calvino never really allowed any one book to define him or his writing and always seemed to bring that freedom with him into each new book he wrote This is an interesting beginning but it s only a beginning where Calvino went from here is where things really get interestingreally this like 35 stars and I really leaned towards flat 3 but eventually just rounded up because it s Calvino I really hate rating books sometimes

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Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno Italo Calvino ☆ 7 Read Read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno 107 Italo Calvino was only twenty three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel It tells the story of Pin a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II He lives with his sister a prostitute and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons Af. This was the author s first book He intended it to be a novel about the Italian resistance fighting the fascists and the German occupiers during WW II but it ended up as of a story about lost youth a boy who grew up in the streets during the war and never had a childhood The author fought as a member of the resistanceIn the preface we get a 24 page analysis of the author s thinking about the novel over the years He published the book in 1947 and at times regretted writing it going so far as to prohibit its re printing How on earth could I have written such things he once said to his students Then he revised the book twice in 1954 and 1964 each time reducing the amount of sex and violence in the book revising the political content and toning down the anti feminist attitude of the young boy who is the main character This review is of the 1964 version Perhaps Calvino was behind the times in reducing the amount of sex and violence lol The main character Pin is a uniue street smart boy of about 10 His only family is his sister a prostitute for German soldiers Pin sees everything that goes on in his sister s bedroom through cracks in the walls but being only ten he doesn t understand WHY any of this happens He s almost never at home he hangs out in bars wheedling drinks and cigarettes from men He works occasionally as an apprentice to a cobbler but the cobbler is often drunk or in jail so little work gets done Also being 10 he has never know peacetime his country has always been at warThe boy s real skill is being the clown of his neighborhood targeting some men for insulting and humiliating remarks to get uproarious laughter and free drinks and smokes from his drinking buddies Most of the remarks are sexual innuendos about wives sisters mothers He sings bawdy sons in a high pitched voice and changes the lyrics to target his usually drunken victim He s uick on his feet when they lunge at him Pin has no friends his own age no friends at all who are youths thus the title he longs for a friend his age to share a secret place he knows of where spiders breed There s good writing and the usual shots at priests you often find in southern European Catholic cultures with traditions of anti clericalism Some mascot he brings worse luck than a priest Pin s expression was so sly he might have been brought up by priests Ordinary crimes don t get you anywhere steal a little and you go to prison steal a lot and you end up with villas and palaces A female cook in the soldiers camp feels their glances slithering toward her like snakes in the straw The dreams of the partisans are short and rare dreams born of nights of hunger linked to food which is always scarce and always to be divided among so many dreams about chewing bits of bread and putting them away in drawers Stray dogs much have dreams like that about gnawing bones and burying them There isn t a lot of plot The men in the bar egg him on to steal a German s pistol from one of his sister s clients He does so and ends up in a camp with resistance fighters He doesn t become a soldier but acts as a camp mascot up to his old tricks of singing and insulting In the camp scenes we learn a bit about the activities of the resistance fighters and the politics of why these mainly uneducated farm laborers fought against the fascists A fairly short book 150 pages and a worthwhile read Photo of Italian partisans in Emilia Romana from timelessitalyfileswordpresscomPhoto of the author from Wikipedia

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Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno Italo Calvino ☆ 7 Read Read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno 107 Ter a mishap with a Nazi soldier Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans Calvino's portrayal of these characters seen through the eyes of a child is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming of age storyUpdated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian editi. If there s ever a character that I d like to give a good clip around the ears to then there s none so than Calvino s protagonist here Pin The cocky little runt But that s not the main reason this is in all probability my least favourite Calvino nor the fact that this was his first novel which as coming of age stories and first novels go isn t bad it s simply down to the fact that he doesn t handle realism as good as his trademark magic realism Considering WW2 rages on in the background and then later comes to the foreground it just wasn t convincing enough It was a pleasurable read carried through with a boisterous prose and had moments that were both funny and poignant but I just wish it had been a little gritty in places Yes its focus is that of a juvenile but even some of the adults felt too childish to me at times Anyway despite the fact that I preferred the second half of the novel when Calvino turned of an eye on the Partisans it s not going to rank high on the WW2 novels I ve read I don t think it helped that most of the Calvino books I d read before were mostly fabled or magical in nature which is I m sure most people would agree his greatest asset as a writer When thinking of Calvino in the future then I doubt The Path to the Spiders Nests would even enter my head Those new to his work would probably find to like about this than I


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    PDF or EBOOK (Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno) Calvino’s first novel written shortly after his wartime experiences as a partisan His prevailing priority seems to be to debunk the myth of the noble heroic freedom fighter I can imagine its somewhat cynical tone would have caused a rumpus when first published in 1947 He states in the preface that his aim was twofold – to lau

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    PDF or EBOOK (Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno) If there's ever a character that I'd like to give a good clip around the ears to then there's none so than Calvino's protagonist here Pin The cocky little runt But that's not the main reason this is in all probability my least favourite Calvino nor the fact that this was his first novel which as coming of age stories and first novels go isn't bad it's simply down to the fact that he doesn't handle realism as good as h

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    PDF or EBOOK (Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno) Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno You're only a child interested in spiders' nests what can you do with a pistol? 78This little rascal this wee imp will make you laugh and cry A true pariah Pin mostly hangs out with adults is treated like one So when a German's gun goes missing who goes to jail?I cannot help but compare this to American Huckleberry Finn The Everyboy is a figure that we both love and hate it's emblematic though yes immature Here because there is a war goin

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    PDF or EBOOK (Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno) Something irreparable has happened to Pin now — as irreparable as when he redacted due to spoilers Never again will he be able to return to the detachment never will he be able to go into action with them now It is sad to be like him a child in a world of grown ups always treated as an amusement or a nuisance; and never to be able to use those exciting and mysterious things weapons and women never to be able to take p

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    Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno Free read º eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Italo Calvino Italo Calvino ☆ 7 Read Featured in my Top 5 Italo Calvino Books not uite as elegant as Calvino's later efforts The Path remains a heartbreaking work about one of Italy's most painful historical moments and a novel where misery although abundant never manages to dispel hope

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    PDF or EBOOK (Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno) Free read Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno This was Calvino's first novel and he was only in his 20s when he wrote it so don't expect to be anything like his later irreverent wacky works that push the envelope as far as fiction Calvino disparages the work somewhat in a nice little preface but gives some insights into why it came about when and how it did Some critics apparently disdain it as a juvenile workThey are all wrong It is a fine novel and yes c

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  • Paperback
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  • Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno
  • Italo Calvino
  • English
  • 17 August 2019
  • 9780060956585