Francesco Piccolo
Momenti trascurabili, Vol. 3 (Negligible Moments, Vol. 3)
Einaudi, May 2020, 128 pages

«Francesco Piccolo moves between two opposites: fun and emotion, happiness and sadness, joy and pain. He walks on this very thin thread and never falls.» Antonella Lattanzi, Corriere della Sera

«A collection of the best and worst fifteen minutes in everyone’s life, written better than anyone.» Ester Viola, Tuttolibri-La Stampa

«Piccolo’s Moments give comfort, even more so in these times, when life seems more precarious than ever.» Raffaella De Santis, La Repubblica

What if in life there were no negligible moments? From the hopelessly mismatched socks to the fortune teller who predicts a new love for your wife, by now we know the fun of living every instant (even the ones we would rather forget). And we will never get tired of finding that fun all over again. 

After the bestsellers Moments of Negligible Happiness and Moments of Negligible Unhappiness, Francesco Piccolo is back with another collection of humorous snapshots that reveal the preciousness of every little fragment of our daily life. The perfect quiet of your breakfast spoiled by the bad mood of your teenager daughter, and the sense of missing you feel having breakfast alone in a hotel. Falling in love with a girl only because she lives in your own building. The day you understand, for the first time, that having fun on New Year’s Eve is not mandatory. The joy to watch a movie with your son – even if it is Transformers 4 – and the instant when, while you are trying to explain him what a phone box is, you realize you are getting old.

There is something, in the quality of Piccolo’s gaze, that expands the time of our days, while lending us its lightness and vitality. Until we ask ourselves if all of this is really so negligible. 

«Every single gesture, the flavors, the air, the weather, the fabric, the street, the person next to you, the scent, the view, the wind, the door, the smile. Everything, everything. Life no longer ends, if you can understand every single moment in one day».

«When you are on the street and you are disheartened because you don’t know exactly where to go, and at a crossroads appears that wonderful sign that says: all routes».

Francesco Piccolo

Francesco Piccolo - © Andrea De Meo

Francesco Piccolo was born in Caserta and lives in Rome.
He is the author of Scrivere è un tic. I metodi degli scrittori (1994), Storie di primogeniti e figli unici (1996), E se c’ero, dormivo (1998), Il tempo imperfetto (2000), Allegro occidentale (2003), L’Italia spensierata (2007), La separazione del maschio (2008), Momenti di trascurabile felicità (2010), Il desiderio di essere come tutti (2013), winner of the Premio Strega in 2014 and of the Premio Padula, Momenti di trascurabile infelicità (2015), L’animale che mi porto dentro (2018). His most recent book is Momenti trascurabili Vol. 3 (2020).
He wrote award-winning works for cinema, theater and radio. He worked on the screenplays for a number of popular movie directors, including Nanni Moretti (Il CaimanoHabemus PapamMia madre), Paolo Virzì (My name is TaninoLa prima cosa bellaIl capitale umano, Ella & John – The Leisure Seeker, Notti magiche), Francesca Archibugi (Il nome del figlio, Gli sdraiati), Silvio Soldini (Agata e la tempestaGiorni e nuvole), Marco Bellocchio (Il traditore). He scripted the tv series My Brilliant Friend, based on the international bestseller by the same name, by Elena Ferrante, and the movie by Daniele Luchetti Momenti di trascurabile felicità, based on his books. He’s been a writer on many tv shows, such as Vieni via con meQuello che (non) hoViva il 25 aprile Falcone e Borsellino. For the theatre in 2019 he wrote Satyricon, directed by Andrea De Rosa. He is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera.

 

 

 

«Francesco Piccolo moves between two opposites: fun and emotion, happiness and sadness, joy and pain. He walks on this very thin thread and never falls.» Antonella Lattanzi, Corriere della Sera

«A collection of the best and worst fifteen minutes in everyone’s life, written better than anyone.» Ester Viola, Tuttolibri-La Stampa

«Piccolo’s Moments give comfort, even more so in these times, when life seems more precarious than ever.» Raffaella De Santis, La Repubblica

Foreign publishers of Francesco Piccolo works
Albania: Fjala
Bulgaria: Ciela
Croatia: Hena
Egypt: Beba Editions
France: Denoël
Germany: Insel
The Netherlands: Wereldbibliotheek
Russia: Corpus
Serbia: Laguna
Spain: Anagrama
Spain (Catalan): Univers

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