Little Misunderstandings of No Importance by Antonio TabucchiLittle Misunderstandings of No Importance by Antonio Tabucchi

Little Misunderstandings of No Importance

byAntonio Tabucchi

Paperback | January 9, 1989

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The eleven short stories in this prize-winning collection pivot on life's ambiguities and the central question they pose in Tabucchi's fiction: is it choice, fate, accident, or even, occasionally, a kind of magic that plays the decisive role in the protagonists' lives? Blended with the author's wonderfully intelligent imagination is his compassionate perception of elemental aspects of the human experience, be it grief as in "Waiting for Winter," about the widow of a nation's literary lion, or madcap adventure as in "The Riddle," about a mysterious lady and a trip in Proust's Bugatti Royale.
Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa, Italy on September 24, 1943. He studied literature and philosophy at the city's university. He was a writer and academic. He was professor of Portuguese literature at the University of Siena and the Italian Cultural Institute in Lisbon. His works include Piazza d'Italia, Piccoli Equivoci Senza Importa...
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Title:Little Misunderstandings of No ImportanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.83 × 5.2 × 0.41 inPublished:January 9, 1989Publisher:New Directions Publishing Corporation

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811211118

ISBN - 13:9780811211116

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'Misunderstandings, uncertainties, belated understandings, useless remorse, treacherous memories, stupid and irredeemable mistakes, all these irresistibly fascinate me, ' the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi remarks. 'Life is by nature ambiguous and distributes ambiguities among all of us.' This side of life is reflected in these eleven stories. Is it choice, fate, accident, or even, occasionally, a kind of magic that plays the decisive role in the protagonists' lives?