Italo Calvino: A Select Bibliography

Compiled by Ralph Dumain


Calvino, Italo. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler (1979), translated by William Weaver. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1981.

___________. Six Memos for the Next Millennium (1988), translated by Patrick Creagh. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

___________. Why Read the Classics? (1991), translated by Martin McLaughlin. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999.


Cavallaro, Dani. The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His Thought and Writings. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010.

Habermas, Jürgen. “Philosophy and Science as Literature?” (1998) in Postmetaphysical Thinking: Philosophical Essays, translated by William Mark Hohengarten (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992), pp. 205-227.

Jones, Josh. Italo Calvino Offers 14 Reasons We Should Read the Classics, Open Culture, August 12, 2014.

Literary Philosophers: Borges, Calvino, Eco, edited by Jorge J. E. Gracia, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Rodolphe Gasché. New York: Routledge, 2002

Anthony J. Cascardi, “Mimesis and Modernism: The Case of Jorge Luis Borges,” pp. 109-127.
Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert, “A Method for the New Millennium: Calvino and Irony,” pp. 129-148.
Henry Sussman, “The Writing of the System: Borges’s Library and Calvino’s Traffic,” pp. 149-164.
Wladimir Krysinski, “Borges, Calvino, Eco: The Philosophies of Metafiction,” pp. 185-204.
Ermanno Bencivenga, “Philosophy and Literature in Calvino’s Tales,” pp. 205-221.

Merrell, Floyd. “The Writing of Forking Paths: Borges, Calvino, and Postmodern Models of Writing,” Variaciones Borges 3, 1997, pp. 56-68.

Modena, Letizia. Italo Calvino’s Architecture of Lightness: The Utopian Imagination in an Age of Urban Crisis. New York; London: Routledge, 2011.

Rinaldi, Mark Thomas. All At One Point: The New Physics of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis BorgesCUNY Academic Works, 2014. PhD dissertation, Comparative Literature.

Weiss, Beno. Understanding Italo Calvino. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.

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