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Little Misunderstandings of No Importance


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Antonio Tabucchi (Author) Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa, Italy in 1943. His critically acclaimed novels and short story collections include Little Misunderstandings of No Importance, Requiem- A Hallucination and Pereira Maintains, which won the Premio Campiello, Premio Viareggio and the Aristeion Prize amongst others. Tabucchi was professor at the University of Siena, and also taught at Bard College in New York, the Ecole de Hautes Etudes and the Coll ge de France in Paris. He died in Lisbon, his adopted home, in 2012. Frances Frenaye (Translator) Frances Frenaye (1908-1996) was an American translator of French and Italian literary works. She won the Denyse Clairouin Memorial Award in 1951 for her translation of Georges Blond's The Plunderers and J.H.R Lenormand's Renee.


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 *
Elegant ... amusing ... the magic of language, artfully used ... Tabucchi manages to play simultaneously in the treble and in the bass * Los Angeles Times *
Meticulously crafted stories marked by wit, emotion, memory and lost grandeur * Publishers Weekly *

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