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The Loves of The Tortoises

Italo Calvino

‘There are two tortoises on the patio: a male and a female. Zlak! Zlak! their shells strike each other. It is the season of their love-making.’

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923. His works include The Baron in the Trees (1959), Invisible Cities (1974), If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller (1981), Mr Palomar (1985), The Road to San Giovanni (1993) and Six Memos for the Next Millennium 1993). He died in 1985.

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