The Cloven Viscount

Author(s): Italo Calvino

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In this fantastically macabre tale, the separate halves of a nobleman split in two by a cannonball go on to pursue their own independent adventures In a battle against the Turks, Viscount Medardo of Terralba is bisected lengthwise by a cannonball. One half of him returns to his feudal estate and takes up a lavishly evil life. Soon the other, virtuous half appears. The two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, fight a bloody duel, and achieve a miraculous resolution. Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella is Calvino at his most devious and winning.

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General Fields

  • : 9780544960060
  • : Mariner Books
  • : Mariner Books
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Italo Calvino
  • : Paperback