Search Results: "Antonio Tabucchi"


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PEREIRA DECLARES by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."
The theme of political commitment is explored from an unusual and rewarding perspective in this moving short novel, set in Fascist-ruled Portugal in 1938, by the Italian author of Requiem (1994), etc. Its unsuspecting hero is Dr. Pereira, a former Lisbon crime reporter who now edits the ``culture page'' of the cautiously apolitical newspaper Lisboa. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"And yet the streamlike writing, spliced by endless commas, contains a charm that shines through the monochrome."
A short, food-filled fictional walk in and around the city of Lisbon by a distinguished Italian author and translator of Portuguese that culminates in a dream-time meeting with an unnamed writer who one assumes the poet Fernando Pessoa. Read full book review >

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TRISTANO DIES by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An admirable if challenging reworking of the overworked themes of war-hero tales."
A war hero delivers a final, mournful series of remembrances just as his memories begin to scatter. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF DREAMS by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2000

"A lovely little book that keeps on ringing in your head long after you've finished it."
Two fetchingly lyrical short works by the Borges-like Italian author of Pereira Declares (1996), etc. "The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa: A Delirium" (1994) is an elegant threnody describing the great Portuguese poet's approach to death as a meditative series of "meetings" with his "heteronyms" (fictional alter egos) and reflections on his political and aesthetic ideals. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING HEAD by Antonio Tabucchi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 1999

"On the whole, the novel is an unlikely delight."
The latest from the eminent Italian author of Requiem (1994) and Pereira Declares (1996) once again explores the land and people of Portugal—this time in the form of a murder mystery whose initiating action is the discovery of a headless body near a gypsy encampment. Read full book review >

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IT’S GETTING LATER ALL THE TIME by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2006

"Of necessity somewhat fragmentary. Still, another engagingly original work from one of Europe's most interesting writers."
The impermanence and the frustrations of romantic love are evoked with sly wit and operatic brio in the versatile Italian author's newly translated 2001 confection. Read full book review >

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FOR ISABEL by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An unusually structured but engaging jaunt into the ineffable."
One man's search for a missing woman grows less factual and more metaphysical. Read full book review >

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TIME AGES IN A HURRY by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2015

"A quibble: The title might have been more idiomatically rendered Time Gets Old in a Hurry, getting at the paradoxes and wordplay that Tabucchi loved. A pleasure all the same for fans of modern European literature."
A pensive, beautifully written meditation on personhood and nationhood in the new age of European unity. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SUICIDES by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending."
In frigid Barcelona, senior members of a cosmetics company are dying by what appears to be suicide, each having received an email warning accompanied by a disturbing photo of dead dogs hanging from a tree. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Ending with a teaser for the next novel featuring Inspector Salgado, this book gets the series off to a great start."
A teenage boy in Barcelona falls out a window to his death; whether he slipped or was pushed is only one of the gripping questions facing Inspector Héctor Salgado in this penetrating, atmospheric mystery. Read full book review >