Graham Sells

Rome Diary

Theatre groups from psychiatric hospitals, commando squads of feminists, research teams, groups dedicated to group analysis, and couples whose only consolation for living as a couple seems to be to produce manuscripts, besiege the corridors of the publishing house. This is the infernal vision of the publishing industry ltalo Calvino offers in his latest novel, or non-novel, or invocation of The Novel, ‘Se un viaggiatore una notte’ (If one night a traveller…, Rizzoli, 1979).

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