Little Misunderstandings of No Importance
And Other Stories
The collection of short stories that launched one of the key figures of twentieth-century Italian literature to fame
A short story collection pivoting 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 a decisive role in the protagonists' lives? Set in Paris, Lisbon, Madras and New York and blended with the author's wonderfully intelligent imagination, Tabucchi reflects on the elemental aspects of the human experience, exploring grief, uncertainty, adventure, memory and love.
Praise for Little Misunderstandings of No Importance
Meticulously crafted stories marked by wit, emotion, memory and lost grandeurPublishers Weekly
Elegant ... amusing ... the magic of language, artfully used ... Tabucchi manages to play simultaneously in the treble and in the bassLos Angeles Times
Tabucchi writes with what Italo Calvino, who shared the same translator, called "quickness" - an agility of mind and economy of narrative that pulls the reader alongGuardian