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Dino Buzzati

Italy (1906 - 1972)

Dino Buzzati was a painter, playwright, poet, novelist, short story writer, opera librettist, mountaineer, and science fiction writer, and-from the age of twenty-two until his death-worked as a journalist with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. In writing his books, he drew on folk tales, but he believed that fantasy should be written with all the detail of a newspaper account. Buzzati's most famous book for adults, The Tartar Steppe, shares with The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily a concern with the difficulty of keeping up one's courage in a confusing and often threatening world.
Anthologies containing stories by Dino Buzzati
Short stories
Seven Floors
Something Beginning with 'L'
The Slaying of the Dragon (1942)
The Time Machine (1954)
The Colomber (1966)
The Scandal on Via Sesostri (1986)

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