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The Path to the Spider's Nests

By: Italo Calvino,Martin McLaughlin - translator
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
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Italo Calvino was only 23 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. 

After 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 story. 

Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface - in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work - The 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.

©1947 Giulio, Einaudi, Editore, Torino; 1956 William Collins & Sons Co., Ltd., London (Translation); 1998 Martin McLaughlin (Revised Translation) (P)2018 Recorded Books

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