Friday, August 17, 2012

Antonio Tabucchi Week

Caroline is organizing the Antonio Tabucchi Week coming September 17 – 23 2012. Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who died this year.

Though his books have won international renown I have yet to read him. As a writer who seems to have plugged into world history and culture he appears to be a novelist right up my ally. I am very exited at the prospect of venturing into Tabucchi’s works for the first time. It will also be fun reading what many other bloggers have to say about this writer during the week.

I have chosen It's Getting Later All the Time as the book that I will read and blog about. I have already obtained my copy. As it looks fairly short I am thinking about sneaking another Tabucchi book and commentary in for that week. We shall see.

For anyone else interested in joining, more information is available over at Caroline’s blog. She includes a comprehensive list of Tabucchi’s works. Her catalogue should be of help for anyone who needs to decide which work to read.


Caroline said...

Thank you so much for mentioning the event and for joining.
I hope you will like your choice.
I'm really looking forward to it and the reviews and hopefully many interesting discussions.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Caroline - Thank your for organizing this. This is actually my first time that I have participated in such an event. I am sure that it will be fun!

vb said...

thanks Brain for letting us know about this..I digging up for short stories and this one seems like a great one...though I am full of the moment with books I would definitely want to read this one...

Brian Joseph said...

Hi VB - I know what you mean about being full of books to read! Though I have not started it, It's Getting Later All the Time looks to be fairly short. Of course of its brevity leads me to read two Tabucchi books back to back that can work against me!

The Relentless Reader said...

This is a great idea, I'll have to go poke around Caroline's blog.

Tabucchi is an author I've never read. So many books, so little know how that goes.

Brian, I was hoping to email you but can't find a way to do so. Would you shoot me a line at Jhartling74AT AOL DOT Com?

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Jennifer,

I really like the idea of these reading weeks and months. It allows us to share our thoughts. I have a feeling that I will like Tabucchi, we will see!

My email is on my about page and is EmperorbjtATgmailDOTcom

LMR said...

I'm afraid I won't have the time to join this, but Tabucchi is a writer who has written one of my favourite novels in recent years, Pereira Maintains.

I'm also curious to read The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, but that one I'll attempt to read in Italian.

I hope you enjoy Tabucchi, Brian.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Miguel,

The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro does look very good. I have a feeling that I might go on and read more of his books after It's Getting Latter all the time.