Author: Tonino Guerra
Translator: Eric Mosbacher
Antonio Guerra, the screenwriter for Fellini, Antonioni and Tarkovsky, was also a novelist. To mark the centenary of his birth comes this republishing of his novella ‘Equilibrium’.
A graphic designer leaves Milan for the rural countryside to design a landmark font and live in isolation. The trauma of his imprisonment in WW2 resurfaces between vivid episodes of creativity. These range from creating a marketing campaign to sell stones collected from a riverbed, to reminiscing on his life among the affluent Milanese, to drawing a labyrinth of arrows and signs around his house that send him spinning out of control.
At times wildly funny and at others disturbing, ‘Equilibrium’ gives insight into the mind behind the screenplays of such movies as Blow-Up, La Notte and Amarcord. A must read! In store now!