For Isabel: A Mandala

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi


A metaphysical detective story about love and existence from the Italian master, Antonio Tabucchi. When Tadeus sets out to find Isabel, his former love, he soon finds himself on a philosophical journey across the world, one that calls into question the meaning of time and existence and the power of words.


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Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943 and died in Lisbon in 2012. A master of short fiction, he won the Prix Medicis Etranger for Indian Nocturne, the Italian PEN Prize for Requiem: A Hallucination, the Aristeion European Literature Prize for Pereira Declares, and was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Together with his wife, Maria Jose de Lancastre, Tabucchi translated much of the work of Fernando Pessoa into Italian. Tabucchi's works include The Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico, The Woman of Porto Pim, Time Ages in a Hurry, and Tristano Dies (all from Archipelago).Elizabeth Harris (translator) has translated fiction by Italian authors like Mario Rigoni Stern, Giulio Mozzi, and Domenico Starnone. Her translations appear in numerous literary journals and in anthologies. Her translated books include Mario Rigoni Stern's novel Giacomo's Seasons (Autumn Hill Books), Giulio Mozzi's story collection This Is the Garden (Open Letter Books), and Antonio Tabucchi's Tristano Dies, for which she received a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Dakota.

General Fields

  • : 9780914671800
  • : Archipelago Books
  • : Archipelago Books
  • : 0.367
  • : September 2017
  • : 140mm X 159mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Antonio Tabucchi
  • : Paperback
  • : Jan-18
  • : 853.914
  • : 144