In this charming book, Morabito presents us with a collection of clever, funny, and ultimately profound prose pieces on tools and their very different characters. Paul Eluard's well-known remark "There are other worlds, but they're all in this one" borrows from a tradition that supposes the co-existence and simultaneity of different planes of creation. It is from this starting point that Fabio Morabito has written about tools common to every man: the hammer, the screw, the file, the sponge, etc. but with ingenious insight to each of their very specific and glorious characters. Toolbox is a work like no other, playfully examining the role each tool plays and the place each has in the world. These essays beg to be read aloud as they manipulate language as a tool in and of itself with hilarious results. Fantastical line drawings interpreting the various qualities of each tool make this a perfect gift for any tool-user or tool-lover.
Bloomsbury USA, 9781582340616, 112pp.
Publication Date: October 29, 1999
About the Author
Fabio Morabito is a poet and fiction writer. Born in Egypt to Italian parents, he was raised in Mexico and writes in Spanish, his second language.