"Two or Three" Book Club, Meeting 130
Time permitting, I'd also like to take Brandon's suggestion and do a couple of Grimm vs. Calvino face-offs.
Let's begin with L'amore delle tre melagrane or The Love of Three Pomegranates. I know nothing about it except that Italo Calvino said there were dozens of versions of it all over Italy, each one with a different fruit or nut. (Somehow that seems more authentic than a single Italian standard, with an undisputed fruit, would be.) Perhaps Calvino's story will make it clear why he settled on pomegranates. If not, we can guess first and do some research later.
I've found George Martin's translation of Calvino's version on Live Journal, and the original Italian in a PDF.
I hope to get the first post up early next week. See you then! =)
Image Source: Fiabe Italiane