Vitality/Banality

May 17, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

To prepare us for the release of Italo Calvino’s letters, the editors at Page-Turner are running excerpts from the book. In their latest installment — following their first two — Calvino describes New York City, which “swallowed [him] up like a carnivorous plant.”

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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