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Numbers in the Dark


Jonathan Cape 276pp $14.99 order from our bookshop

Well, how do you read the Literary Review? One review a day? As they come? Picking one anywhere, lured by the title, or the picture, or just the way the pages fall open? Numbers in the Dark is an assorted lot of short and very short texts by Italo Calvino, and it is oddly difficult to know how to set about reading it.

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