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Elio Attilio Baldi is lecturer at the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Chapter One: The Dead Author and the Paratextual Calvino
Chapter Two: Calvino Within the Canon and Counter-Canon
Chapter Three: Calvino from High to Low: The Case of Science Fiction
Chapter Four: Calvino Crossing Boundaries: Trans[n/l]ational, Gendered and Posthuman Calvini
Conclusion: Moving Beyond Calvino With Calvino: Will the Real Calvino Please Stand Up?
Appendix: Further Reading
About the Author
In choosing to analyze Calvino’s authorial image within Italian, American, and British contexts, Baldi’s volume offers an extensive overview of the criticism on Calvino, both national and international, old and recent. . . . The book skillfully interrogates the general public’s perception of the author, along with that of Calvino criticism. . . Baldi’s contribution offers a compelling overview of the various forces and elements surrounding and informing the writer’s written production, from paratext to post-text, from national criticism to international criticism, from authorial intervention to more trendy criticism. It also sheds light on the writer’s “celebrity” side (5), that is to say, how Calvino’s popularity gained momentum due, in large part, to his ability to shape his own image.— Annali D'Italianistica