A Constant State of Foreignness

This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by the writer and translator Chiara Marchelli to revisit the work of Antonio Tabucchi, a master of the uncanny, ten years after his death; and the multilingual critic Irina Dumitrescu discusses a poignant study of bilingualism that considers how mother tongues are lost and found and at what cost


‘Little Misunderstandings of No Importance: And other stories’, by Antonio Tabucchi, translated by Frances Frenaye

‘Requiem: A hallucination’, by Antonio Tabucchi, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

‘Pereira Maintains: A testimony’, by Antonio Tabucchi, translated by Patrick Creagh

‘Memory Speaks: On losing and reclaiming language and self’ by Julie Sedivy


Produced by Sophia Franklin


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