Published by Cinnamon Press
Andrea Bianchi’s debut novella has all the qualities of his poetry: the sense of surprise, the sharp, intelligent wit, and a narrative poised between the unsettling, the dazzlingly comic and the visionary. Inspired by the films of Federico Fellini, in Fellinesque he explores the places where reality and imagination meet, all through the eyes of one man, his memories and his dreams.
And so we meet Lorenzo and the world he creates, god-like, yet cannot always control. We also meet Kafka, visit the French Revolution via a bad production of one of Luigi Pirandello’s comedies, discuss literature with Zelda Fitzgerald. Full of allusion, ambiguity and deception, Fellinesque has all the sensibility of Italo Calvino and the philosophical depth of Andrés Neuman.
Andrea Bianchi was born in 1960 in Turin, where he still lives. A Corridor of Rain, his first collection of poems in English, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011.