The Queen's Necklace

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  • The Queen's Necklace
  • Italo Calvino
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 0141195835

About the Author: Italo Calvino

The Queen's Necklace PDF ´ The Queen's eBook ê queen's free, necklace kindle, The Queen's mobile, The Queen's NecklaceThe Queen's Necklace ePUBItalo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy He was a journalist and writer of short stories and novels His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy , the Cosmicomics collection of short stories , and the novels Invisible Cities and If On a Winter s Night a Traveler His style is not easy to classify much of his writing has an air reminiscent to that of fantastical fairy tales Our Ancestors, Cosmicomics , although sometimes his writing isrealistic and The Queen's eBook ê in the scenic mode of observation Difficult Loves, for example Some of his writing has been called postmodern, reflecting on literature and the act of reading, while some has been labeled magical realist, others fables, others simply modern He wrote My working method hasoften than not involved the subtraction of weight I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language.


The Queen's NecklaceThe Queen's Necklace PDF ´ The Queen's eBook ê queen's free, necklace kindle, The Queen's mobile, The Queen's NecklaceThe Queen's Necklace ePUBThe inspector ordered that the bird be searchedOne of the agents stalled saying it made him feel sick, and after some fierce pecking another withdrew sucking a bleeding finger In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends Italo Calvino s writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and The Queen's eBook ê humour thereThis book contains The Queen s Necklace and The Workshop Hen.

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10 thoughts on “The Queen's Necklace

  1. Lea says:

    I feel a bit bad giving this only 2 stars, but it wasn t better than just okay I liked Calvino s style, while pretty old fashioned, I m not one to eschew this quasi communist worker suffering thing he s got going on However story wise, I found both of them disappointing With the title story I at first thought I had missed something when I got to the end, because it felt so unfinished The second story feelslike an afterthought Still, I wouldn t mind reading a novel by Calvino at some p I feel a bit bad giving this only 2 stars, but it wasn t better than just okay I liked Calvino s style, while pretty old fashioned, I m not one to eschew this quasi communist worker suffering thing he s got going on However story wise, I found both of them disappointing With the title story I at first thought I had missed something when I got to the end, because it felt so unfinished The second story feelslike an afterthought Still, I wouldn t mind reading a novel by Calvino at some point

  2. Dhanaraj Rajan says:

    There are just two stories in this collection 1 The Queen s Necklace Three stars.2 Workshop Hen Five stars.Overall, I would not advise any new reader of Calvino to begin with this book.

  3. Alix says:

    So Italian great descriptions of Italian country and factory life Characters were full of faults and yet still lovable Charming little introduction to Calvino I really liked reading the stream of consciousness during the factory work and how accurately it captured the way in which mental processes are continually interrupted by our day to day tasks.

  4. Ryan says:

    Calvino could honestly write about anything and I would enjoy it, and these two short stories are an excellent example Here he writes about two factory workers, old friends Pietro and Tommasso, and the daily schemes which make of the tapestry of their lives The only fault I could find with both works is that they felt too short.

  5. Chris says:

    Kinda pointless but also kinda interesting.

  6. Mark J Easton says:

    Immersed with dusty prose and the hard, mechanical lives of factory workers, the two stories in this short collection offer a great glimpse into Calvino s writing, although ultimately they both let the reader down.The Queen s Necklace has, at its heart, a promising story, but its absurd ending is as misplaced as it is unfinished, and gives the reader the eerie feeling they are reading something that was never intended to be read In comparison, the Workshop Hen is a complete story, and while it Immersed with dusty prose and the hard, mechanical lives of factory workers, the two stories in this short collection offer a great glimpse into Calvino s writing, although ultimately they both let the reader down.The Queen s Necklace has, at its heart, a promising story, but its absurd ending is as misplaced as it is unfinished, and gives the reader the eerie feeling they are reading something that was never intended to be read In comparison, the Workshop Hen is a complete story, and while it doesn t elevate the reader to any special realm, it gives an enjoyable account of the travails of the masses at the hands of the callous elite.The shame of this collection is that while it impresses on the reader they are in the hands of a great writer, it unfortunately doesn t place into their hands anything close to great writing

  7. Iheke Ndukwe says:

    What a bizarre book I bought it while mooching through WH Smiths pocket modern classic collection thinking it ll take me a few hours to whizz through Boy was I wrong, despite the fact that its a short story the scale which Calvino writes and the different points of attack make you feel as though the story is epic That said, you can t but help feel seriously disappointed by the ending This feeling runs into the second short story included in the book entitled The Workshop Hen again C What a bizarre book I bought it while mooching through WH Smiths pocket modern classic collection thinking it ll take me a few hours to whizz through Boy was I wrong, despite the fact that its a short story the scale which Calvino writes and the different points of attack make you feel as though the story is epic That said, you can t but help feel seriously disappointed by the ending This feeling runs into the second short story included in the book entitled The Workshop Hen again Calvino builds up to make a prescient observation about humans only to bail at the last moment As pieces of writing they are excellent but as working short stories they leave you hanging in a bad way If you are the type of person that needs resolution and or symmetry give Calvino a wide berth

  8. Peter Dunn says:

    Hmmm not really my cup of tea I have been working through the Penguin Mini Modern Classics 50 volume box set of short stories and Novellas It is a great way of pushing you to read outside one s comfort zone as you feel obliged to read them all as you have bought them and their small size means they take hardly any time to read This is only the second hat hasn t really grabbed me so as a set overall it is still doing well.

  9. Asha Seth says:

    In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends Italo Calvino s writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour thereWhile the first story ended abruptly, the second was lost on me due to its cliched storylineI d like to believe that these aren t the In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends Italo Calvino s writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour thereWhile the first story ended abruptly, the second was lost on me due to its cliched storylineI d like to believe that these aren t the best of his stories

  10. Charlotte Potter says:

    Two quirky little vignettes, they cleverly move from humour to poignancy whilst maintaining a slight distance between reader and action The Queen s Necklace felt like being driven down a road the author is driving but rather than stay on the expected route, the car keeps diverting in unexpected ways I liked the way parts of the story, or potential routes, were left behind, unresolved, for the reader to contemplate This raises all sorts of interesting questions about who, the reader or aut Two quirky little vignettes, they cleverly move from humour to poignancy whilst maintaining a slight distance between reader and action The Queen s Necklace felt like being driven down a road the author is driving but rather than stay on the expected route, the car keeps diverting in unexpected ways I liked the way parts of the story, or potential routes, were left behind, unresolved, for the reader to contemplate This raises all sorts of interesting questions about who, the reader or author, ultimately has agency The Workshop Hen was shorter, punchier, and said a lot in a small amount of space I would recommend this little penguin mini as a good way to sample Calvino It s reminded me how much I enjoyed Invisible Cities and prompted me to finally get round to reading If on a winter s night a traveller