Last week I got a taste of Calvino in original. It was during the 12th hour preparation for Italian language exam when I got three stories by Calvino in Marcovaldo series. I had to study a story by Pirandello (La Patente) and Sciascia (Giufa) as well.
It seems giallo stories are very popular in Italian. We had a whole lot of them for our exam. Ironically in the grammar paper we had to create a plot for a giallo story with the given dialogues and characters.
Yes I'm getting the feel of another literary world muffled with the voices of 'criticism and analysis workers'; another industry, another business and another exigency.