Italo Calvino was born in 1923 in Santiago de las Vegas (Cuba). Two years later the family returned to Italy to settle in San Remo (Liguria). He published his first novel animated by Cesare Pavese, who introduced him to the prestigious publishing house Einaudi. There would play an important role as editor. From 1967 to 1980 he lived in Paris. He died in 1985 in Siena, near his holiday home, as he wrote Six Memos for the Next Millennium.
With lucid look that made him one of the foremost writers of the twentieth century, Calvino explores this through their own experiences in the Resistance, in post-war or from an incisive observation of the contemporary world; about the past as a fabled genealogy of modern man becomes narrative spaces and literature, science and utopia.