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Released almost clandestinely, Francesco Targhetta’s I fiaschi has over the years become a cult book, the birth certificate of a writer now considered among the most original of his generation. Many have recognized themselves in this alienating collection of drinking and failure (according to the double meaning of the title), self-denigration and outbursts of revolt, told with bitter as well as engaging irony. The book now returns enriched with an extensive unpublished section, illuminating the entire collection in a new light. Preface by Raoul Bruni.

Series “novecento/duemila” directed by Diego Bertelli and Raoul Bruni


Francesco Targhetta (Treviso, 1980) has published the plaquette Le cose sono due (Valigie Rosse 2014), Valigie Rosse Ciampi Prize, the verse novel Perciò veniamo bene nelle fotografie (Isbn 2012; Mondadori 2019) and the prose novel Le vite potenziali (Mondadori 2018), Berto Prize and Campiello Prize finalist.

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