(1976). 36 leaves of bond paper, signed by Calvino. Fine. Item #202920
Calvino undertook this essay as a contribution to the New York Review of Books, where it was to appear in a translation by William Weaver. The translation was begun but never completed, and the essay remains unpublished. This draft has been heavily revised by Calvino with holograph emendations, insertions, corrections, and deletions on every page. Revered for his imaginary fictions and respected as a literary critic, Calvino began his career as a political essayist, publishing articles left-wing newspapers.