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  • Published: 11 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241519288
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

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.

  • Published: 11 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241519288
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Antonio Tabucchi

Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943, where he still lives. His previous fiction includes Little Misunderstandings of No Importance and Indian Nocturne - now a film - which won the Prix Medici Etranger in 1987. Both of these titles are published by Vintage.

Tim Parks, the translator, lives in Italy and has won critical acclaim for his own writing.

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Praise for Little Misunderstandings of No Importance

Meticulously crafted stories marked by wit, emotion, memory and lost grandeur

Publishers Weekly

Elegant ... amusing ... the magic of language, artfully used ... Tabucchi manages to play simultaneously in the treble and in the bass

Los 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 along

Guardian

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