‘The Man Who Shouted Teresa’ by Italo Calvino

“Well, then, excuse my curiosity,” the one with the freckled voice asked, “but who lives here?”

A primer in how to be short, how to get away with ‘freckled voices’, how to let an ending howl beyond a page.

Read in Vintage’s 1996 Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories translated by Tim Parks. Available to read here

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