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Love and Gymnastics

Category: Book
Foreword By: Calvino, Italo
Translated By: Chapman, David
By (author): de Amicis, Edmondo
Series: Hesperus Classics
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / In Translation / Italian
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Published: April 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Mr. Celzani finds himself consumingly in love with an Amazonian gymnast with whom he shares an apartment block. The machinations of their fellow inhabitants notwithstanding, he finds his romantic efforts repeatedly thwarted by his beloved's single-minded focus on her rigorous physical discipline. Through the intertwining of his dual themes, De Amicis proposes a timeless meditation on the necessity of both balance and principle.
Biographical NotePoet, novelist, short-story, and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846–1908) is best remembered for his children's story Cuore. Italo Calvino's (1923–1985) acclaimed works include The Baron in the Trees, Cosmicomics, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, and Invisible Cities.