Dennis Duncan

Publisher, translator, novelist, critic and polyglot: the many lives of Italo Calvino

The learning on display in this latest Collected Non-Fiction is as astonishing as ever – though ‘B-sides and Rarities’ might describe the more marginal pieces

Italo Calvino in 1984. [Getty Images]

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