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Antonio Tabucchi
Birth date: 1943-09-23
Died: 2012-03-25
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Contemporary
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
“Tell me, dear heart, dear chilled heart, what would you say to going to live in Lisbon? It’s surely warm there and you’d revive like a lizard under the sun. The city’s at the water’s edge and they say it’s built of marble. You see it is a country after my own heart; a landscape made up of light and...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
‘“Saudade,” said Maria do Carmo, “yearning. It isn’t a word, it’s a category of the spirit. Only the Portuguese are able to feel it, because they have this word in order to say they have it. A great poet said this.” And then she began to talk about Fernando Pessoa.’ In the short-story “The Backwa...
This little library of mine
This little library of mine rated it 4 years ago
The content is not culturally translatable to a Dutch girl. The title is going to haunt me and remind me that sometimes you don't have to keep reading to get it. Obnoxious.
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Tabucchi’s notion of time (e.g., aging) is a weird one. I grew up thinking it didn't really exist, that it was just something us humans invented as a measurement, like cm or mm. But I also used to think tomato soup was lava. Time is the only God, because it behaves in exactly the way any self-respec...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Of course it's the old "can you teach talent" argument, isn't it? That's the meaty question, the puzzler of substantial length and girth that needs to be grabbed firmly with both hands. What produces worse writing? People striking off alone, with nobody to tell them to stop and their critics being s...
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