Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday

Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday


“The real subject of the nineteenth-century tremendous story is the truth of what we see: to think or to not think in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse one other international, enchanted or infernal, in the back of daily appearances.” — from Calvino’s advent to Fantastic Tales
 
Vampires, ghosts, and different horrors abound during this selection of nineteenth-century wonderful literature, chosen and edited through Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century grasp of the speculative. This posthumously released anthology of enthralling, uncanny, terrifying, and immortally exciting brief tales contains E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” Nikolai Gogol’s “The Nose,” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp,” and lots of extra, every one with an advent through Calvino. Fantastic Tales is a satisfaction for the brain and a ceremonial dinner for the senses.

“Impressive and completely unique . . . every one tale [Calvino] choices is soaking up, detailed, and consistently surprising.” — Los Angeles Times

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