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

Publishers Weekly

Available September 1, 1987

Little Misunderstandings of No Importance

Fiction by Antonio Tabucchi

Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye

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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Paperback (published September 1, 1987)

ISBN
9780811211116
Price US
14.95
Page Count
144

Clothbound (published September 1, 1987)

ISBN
9780811210294
Page Count
144

Ebook (published September 1, 1987)

ISBN
9780811222440
Price US
14.95
Page Count
144

Antonio Tabucchi

Contemporary Italian writer and academic

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

Publishers Weekly