SKELETONS WITHOUT CUPBOARDS
(Three short stories)
(Scheletri senza armadio
e altri racconti)
La Tartaruga edizioni 1997
(out of print)
||I always thought that in order not to have skeletons
in your cupboard, you have to bring yourself to throw away the cupboard.
In fact, I like my skeletons. These three came before the official
start of my literary career and, in their own skeletal way, they foreshadow
some of the themes I dealt with in my novels...
||"So far as the short stories are concerned,
the best is the one that gives the title to the book. Concise, unyielding
like a curse or an obscene phrase, the story smells like those places
where curses and obscene phrases proliferate, like ink blue or black
marsh-plants, sneaking up the walls and the doors ..."
* "Scheletri senza
armadio" (Skeletons without cupboards) is now in the anthology of Italian
Authors selected and edited by Enzo Siciliano Racconti italiani del Novecento,
Meridiani Mondadori 2001.