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Category: History and Criticism
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Author: Dino Buzzati
ISBN: 0865471592
ISBN13: 978-0865471597
Language: English
Publisher: North Point Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1984)
Pages: 147
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Buzzati (1906-1972) was an Italian writer famous in Italy for his novel The Tartar Steppe which was made into movie. These stories were published between 1933 and 1965

Buzzati (1906-1972) was an Italian writer famous in Italy for his novel The Tartar Steppe which was made into movie. These stories were published between 1933 and 1965. Buzzati is also known for an interesting quote: Every writer and artist, however long he may live, says only one thing. The first story, Barnabo of the Mountains, is a novella making up half of the book. Twelve foresters live in a cabin high in the Italian Alps. This was considered a job with status – they have uniforms, rifles and badges.

In Catastrophe, the renowned Italian short story writer Dino Buzzati brings vividly to life the slow and quietly terrifying collapse of our known, everyday world. In stories touched by the fantastical and the strange, and filled with humor, irony, and menace, Buzzati illuminates the nightmarish side of our ordinary existence.

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Idealistic young officer Giovanni Drogo is full of determination to serve his country well. In Catastrophe, the renowned Italian short story writer Dino Buzzati brings vividly to life the slow and quietly terrifying collapse of our known, everyday world

Idealistic young officer Giovanni Drogo is full of determination to serve his country well. In Catastrophe, the renowned Italian short story writer Dino Buzzati brings vividly to life the slow and quietly terrifying collapse of our known, everyday world.

Dino Buzzati-Traverso (Italian pronunciation: ; 14 October 1906 – 28 January 1972) was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter and poet, as well as a journalist for Corriere della Sera

Dino Buzzati-Traverso (Italian pronunciation: ; 14 October 1906 – 28 January 1972) was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter and poet, as well as a journalist for Corriere della Sera. His worldwide fame is mostly due to his novel The Tartar Steppe, and he is also known for his well-received collections of short stories. Buzzati was born at San Pellegrino, Belluno, in his family's ancestral villa.

Summary Bibliography: Dino Buzzati This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Author: Dino Buzzati Author Record 14377. Legal Name: Buzzati Traverso, Dino Antonio

Summary Bibliography: Dino Buzzati. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Legal Name: Buzzati Traverso, Dino Antonio. Birthplace: San Pellegrino, Belluno, Veneto, Italy. Birthdate: 16 October 1906.

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Sadaron above the Gods
Selection of classic short stories from the Italian journalist. They are almost fairy-tale like. Relatable but strange, always an interesting twist. Written for adults, but you could probably entertain children with most of them. Translation is excellent.

I had what must have been a first edition in the 1980s and unfortunately had to replace it due to a fire and was shocked to learn it seems to be out of print. That's too bad. If you can afford both, Restless Nights is a similar collection by the same author, with different stories.
Uleran
Buzzati (1906-1972) was an Italian writer famous in Italy for his novel The Tartar Steppe which was made into movie. These stories were published between 1933 and 1965. Buzzati is also known for an interesting quote: “Every writer and artist, however long he may live, says only one thing…”

The first story, Barnabo of the Mountains, is a novella making up half of the book. Twelve foresters live in a cabin high in the Italian Alps. This was considered a job with status – they have uniforms, rifles and badges. They also fight off bandits who come to steal equipment. In a run-in with bandits, Barnabo loses his job for cowardice. Years later he returns and tries to get his old job back.

In another story, a boy sees a man in the distance; perhaps he’s a Gypsy with a walking stick. This scene repeats all his life.

In a drawer, an author finds a half-completed story he wrote years ago. He can’t recall how he intended it to end, so he goes back to the village that was featured in the story, but…

One story is a classic Italian farce. A supposed old friend appears to a man and he ends up taking over his house, business and life.

A scientist finds a way to slow down the speed of life by half so you can live twice as long. We know this won’t end well.

One story is written like a fable. Five brothers have a curse put on them that they would die if they were ever again all together at the same site.

A strange county has created a prohibited word to test conformity to the cultural values of the country. A new immigrant to the country can’t get even his best friend to tell him what the word is.

There’s an auto engine “epidemic” and cars start dying.

A writer cuts deal with an unknown writer to publish his work under the name of the better-known writer. We know this won’t end well either.

Two writers play a game where they take turns developing a story a paragraph at a time. They spin a tragic tale that actually happens. Who’s responsible?

Imagine being invited to a couples’ house for dinner and the topic is that their two sons away are college are plotting to come home to kill them.

So we have a range of genres including a fables and science fiction. They vary in quality too, but all worth a read.

There’s good writing. Some passages I liked:

“The roof has gradually grown weary counting the raindrops and debating with the wind; there are gaping holes…”

A waltz has arrived in town from the city: “After a long journey the music reached the mountains, but it is weary: you can hear it dragging its feet; all its joy is gone.”

“And with bitterness he considered how his entire life had been this way: he really had all he wanted, but everything always fell short of his desire, levelled to a sort of via media that satisfied his needs but never filled him with joy.”

“And their way of running was strange: all soft, viscous movements, like a film shot in slow motion. Even the ball had less bounce for them.”

The whole collection and writing style reminds me quite a bit of the short story collection All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortazar.
Frosha
Wonderstruck.
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