Collection: Dino Buzzati

Dino Buzzati (1906–1972) came from a distinguished family that had long been resident in the northern Italian region of the Veneto. His mother was descended from a noble Venetian family; his father was a professor of international law. Buzzati studied law at the University of Milan and, at the age of twenty-two, went to work for Corriere della Sera, where he remained for the rest of his life. He served in World War II as a journalist connected to the Italian navy and on his return published the book for which he is most famous, The Stronghold (first translated in English as The Tartar Steppe). A gifted artist as well as writer, Buzzati was the author of five novels and numerous short stories, as well as a popular children’s book, The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily.
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