All the Errors (paper)
  • Author: Manganelli, Giorgio
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • Pub. Year: 1990
  • ISBN: 0-929701-06-2
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Translated from the Italian by Henry Martin.

Until the appearance of All the Errors in 1990, Giorgio Manganelli's works had been translated into every major Western language except English: Henry Martin's fluid translation redresses the oversight of this eloquent, meticulous Italian master, presenting a book of Manganelli's distinctively original shorter fictions. These are seven narratives of metaphysical exploration. One story is the valedictory monologue of a soul on the verge of being born; another tells of a labyrinth that enters itself, seeking to explain its own pathways; in still another, a man and a woman offer mirroring explanations of why they cannot love each other. These are tales of solitude, yet a solitude touched with hope, and they share an allegiance to the themes of Sartre, Camus, Kafka, and Calvino.

"All the Errors offers massive doses of that ineffable effect known as 'the pleasure of reading,' and the reader must be prepared to hold up his own end of the bargain, since the pleasure of reading is not to be separated from a certain measure of annoyance, disquietude, and even fear."
-- Corriere della Sera

For more than twenty-five years, Giorgio Manganelli was a leader of the Italian literary avant garde, publishing twenty books of fiction and critical philosophy. He was awarded the Viareggio Prize in 1979 for his novel Centuria...

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