Lauren Leto

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Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on April 20, 2010

I need to stop talking about pizza.

Currently reading: If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino. I usually find addressing the reader to be an overly simplistic device, but Calvino does it in a way that blends into the prose flawlessly. There is no way to tell his story without the inclusion of the reader as a participant.

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  1. lauren said, on April 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

    i LOVE this book.

    ps – welcome to ny! there is a bookstore on carmine near bleecker that sells calvino reads for about $5 (which means…money left over for pizza at joe’s!)

  2. Angela said, on May 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I had to read Calvino’s Invisible Cities for an urbanization class, and I can’t say I’m a big fan………but maybe I’ll try out this one?

  3. Cory said, on October 21, 2010 at 4:23 am

    You are the second person I know who’s endorsed this book (the first being my eccentric fiction writing professor). I am *this* close to jumping on amazon and buying it.

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