Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories - Penguin Modern Classics

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

Numbers in the Dark is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino's extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death. They include witty allegories and wise fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of tip-cat; a pitiable tribe watching the flight paths of guided missiles from outside their mud huts; a computer programmer considering the possible sequence of a series of brutal acts; and dialogues with Henry Ford, a Neanderthal and the gloomy, overthrown Montezuma ...

Book information

ISBN: 9780141189741
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 853.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 218g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 18mm