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Little Misunderstandings of No Importance [NOOK Book]

Overview

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?

The...
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Little Misunderstandings of No Importance

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Overview

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?

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author's opening note admits his fascination with ``uncertainties, belated understandings, useless remorse, treacherous memories.'' Such are the ambiguous situations that inform these 11 pleasantly brooding tales. Translated from the Italian of Tabucchi (Letter from Casablanca), their flavor is international, with settngs that include Paris, Lisbon, Madras, and New York. ``Sleight of Hand'' involves an undercover rendezvous in which a mysterious packet is delivered during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera. The two contacts, a man and a woman, develop an intimacy not scripted by their duties. Art and actuality mingle in ``Cinema'' when an actor and actress find truth in the lines they recite before the camera. In ``Rooms,'' the aging Amelia reflects before burning the writings left by her famous brother, now dead: words ``imprison things, hardening them into a glassy fixity,'' but realities can never be captured. Tabucchi's ruminative musing will appeal to readers who care about the subtlest relationships among families, friends and lovers. (September 25)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811222440
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,300,900
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Antonio Tabucchi is the winner of the Premio Campiello for Pereira Declares, and winner of the Prix M√©dicis √Čtranger for Indian Nocturne. His other books include Requiem, It's Getting Later all the Time, and Little Misunderstandings of No Importance.
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