NTA Longlist: Tristano Dies by Antonio Tabucchi, trans. by Elizabeth Harris (Archipelago Books)

Tristano Dies: A Life
By Antonio Tabucchi (Italy)

Translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris
(Archipelago Books)

TristanoDies_cvr_1In Antonio Tabucchi’s Tristano Dies, a dying Italian Resistance hero has called a writer to his bedside to tell him the story not of his life—a life of love and war, fidelity and betrayal—but of the mind that lived it.  Elizabeth Harris’s English translation is that rare and thrilling instance of transcendent translation that stands, independently, on the same high level as the original, a level Harris sustains through this mesmerizing and thought-provoking text.

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