The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees

by

Italo Calvino

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Ombrosa’s Native Trees

The trees Cosimo lives in symbolize the specific connections that Cosimo forms with the rest of the world, and more generally, the Age of Enlightenment as a whole. Cosimo moves through the trees around Ombrosa…

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The d’Ondariva Garden and Exotic Trees

While the native trees in Ombrosa generally symbolize the Age of Enlightenment and the era’s emphasis on connectedness, the d’Ondariva garden—including its exotic trees—symbolizes the Romantic era to come. The garden is full of non-native…

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