The Seasons in the City Book Review by The Research Group

The Seasons in the City
This paper studies Calvino's book 'The Seasons in the City' concerning industrialism in Northern Italy.
# 74360 | 1,125 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (Italian) , Sociology (General) , History (General)

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In this article the writer provides an analysis of Calvino's book "Marcovaldo or The Seasons in the City". The writer explains that this book concerns industrialism in Northern Italy after WWII. Further, the writer discusses how the main character's life is impacted by the effects of industrialism and capitalism.

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"The industrialization that pervaded Northern Italy after World War II created changes in the cities there, as well as their inhabitants. Such changes and their impact are often the focus of Calvino's 'Marcovaldo The Seasons in the City'. Marcovaldo's experiences are viewed with humor and poignancy by Calvino from his flights of fancy while being forced to toil in a thankless position for the S.B.A.V. Co. to his struggles to ... "

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