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Dino Buzzati

Biography

Dino Buzzati was born in Belluno in 1906. His family were well-to-do. His father was a professor of law in Milan and the family alternated between Milan and Belluno. Buzzati studied law but then opted for a career in journalism, spending most of his career working for the Corriere della Sera, which he joined after his military service. Though he started worked as a journalist soon after Mussolini came to power, Buzzati kept out of politics, often looking to abroad for his inspiration. He travelled as a journalist, including to Eritrea soon after the Italians has conquered it. The Eritrean desert was to be the inspiration for the desert in Il deserto dei Tartari (The Tartar Steppe), his best-known work. He lived most of his life with his mother and only married after she died, when he was already sixty. He did not follow trends, ignoring the literary experiments after the War and continue to publish in his style. As well as novels and stories, he also wrote poetry, opera librettos and plays, and painted. He died of cancer in 1972.

Books on Dino Buzzati

Lucia Bellaspiga: Dio che non esisti ti prego (in Italian)
Alberto Frasson: Dino Buzzati (in Italian)

Other links

Dino Buzzati
Dino Buzzati (in Italian)
Dino Buzzati (in Italian)
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Dino Buzzati (in Italian)
Associazione Internazionale Dino Buzzati (in Italian)

Bibliography

1933 Bàrnabo delle montagne
1935 Il segreto del bosco vecchio
1940 Il deserto dei Tartari (The Tartar Steppe)
1942 I sette messaggeri
1945 La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia (The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily)
1946 Il libro delle pipe (with Eppe Ramazzotti)
1949 Paura alla Scala (The Scala Scare)
1950 In quel preciso momento
1951 Il postino di montagna
1953 Un caso clinico
1954 Il crollo della Baliverna (Catastrophe: The Strange Stories of Dino Buzzati)
1958 Esperimento di magia
1958 Sessanta racconti
1958 L’uccisione del drago e altri racconti
1960 Il grande ritratto (Larger than Life)
1960 Egregio signore, siamo spiacenti di
1963 Un amore (A Love Affair)
1965 Il capitano Pic ed altre poesie
1966 Il colombre e altri cinquanta racconti
1968 La boutique del mistero
1968 La fine del borghese
1968 L’uomo che andrà in America, due tempi
1969 Poema a fumetti (Poem Strip)
1970 Miracoli inediti di una santa
1971 I miracoli di Val Morel
1971 Le notti difficili (Restless Nights)
1972 Cronache terrestri
1974 Congedo a ciglio asciutto di Buzzati, inediti
1975 Romanzi e racconti
1978 I misteri d’Italia
1980 I dispiaceri del re
1980 Teatro
1981 Dino Buzzati al Giro d’Italia (The Giro d’Italia: Coppi versus Bartali at the 1949 Tour of Italy)
1982 Le poesie
1982 180 racconti
1984 Cronache nere
1984 The Siren: A Selection from Dino Buzzati
1985 Il reggimento parte all’alba
1985 Lettere a Brambilla
1986 Il libro delle pipe
1988 Mi chiamo Dino Buzzati
1989 Montagne di vetro: articoli e racconti dal 1932 al 1971
1990 Lo strano natale di Mr. Scrooge e altre storie
1990 Le montagne di vetro
1991 Bestiario
1992 Bosch
1992 Il buttafuoco
1992 Le notte difficili
1992 La mia Belluno
1994 Il borghese stregato e altri racconti
1994 Il segreto del Bosco Vecchi
2002 La”nera” di Dino Buzzati
2003 Le cronache fantastiche di Dino Buzzati, Delitti e Fantasmi
2004 Il panettone non bastò: scritti, racconti e fiabe natalizie
2006 Il giornale segreto