Antonio Tabucchi





Antonio Tabucchi

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born
in Pisa, Italy
September 23, 1943

died
March 25, 2012

gender
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Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.

Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and translator of the works of the writer Fernando Pessoa from whom he drew the conceptions of saudade, of fiction and of the heteronomouses. Tabucchi was first introduced to Pessoa's works in the 1960s when attending the Sorbonne. He was so charmed that, back in Italy, he attended a course of Portuguese language for a better comprehension of the poet.


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More books by Antonio Tabucchi…
“I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.”
Antonio Tabucchi

“وكنت أقرأ كتبًا اعتقدت أنها تفسّر الحياة، كأنّ الحياة قابلة للتفسير بكتاب، ياللوهم..”
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“personally I don't trust literature that soothes people's consciences.”
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