THE NONEXISTENT KNIGHT & THE CLOVEN VISCOUNT: TWO SHORT NOVELS ... Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. Italo Calvino.

THE NONEXISTENT KNIGHT & THE CLOVEN VISCOUNT: TWO SHORT NOVELS ... Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. New York: Random House, [1962]. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Two ironic tales, the first a parody of chivalry and knighthood, the second a grisly tale set in the late Middle Ages of a man neatly cut in half by a cannon shot during his first battle against the Turks who returns to his lands in Austria -- literary half a man -- and becomes the personification of evil. When the other half of the Viscount miraculously appears on the scene and tries to undo the damage a weird conflict develops. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-56. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges of the front panel. Jacket priced $3.95. A very nice copy. (#158439).

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