Shelves: italy , stories , fantasy , favorites , read-in A necessary mark on the conceptual-fabulist line from Borges to Calvino. Each dips out of the ordinary and into the carefully-rendered bizarre, often in service of a deeper truth. Life plays out as a plunge from a story skyscraper, a prince attempts to travel to the borders of his kingdom only to find that it extends beyond any reach, a major construction into the fantastic is forced to cap itself at the mundane. In perhaps my favorite of many favorites, Buzzati renders a world choked by the A necessary mark on the conceptual-fabulist line from Borges to Calvino.
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Stefano asks his father to take him out to sea. However, when something appears in their wake his father becomes absolutely terrified. When Stefano becomes a man he pursues the life of a sea captain. What happens I liked this short story because I am interested in myths about animals that live in the sea.
What happens when he comes face to face with the Colomber? Will the Colomber attack him or have his intentions been misinterpreted all along? Stefano is the son of a sea captain. He is described as being serious and eager. His father seems concerned for the welfare of his son.
He is like any good father. The Colomber is portrayed as being mysterious throughout the story. That is, until he meets Stefano in the end and his true ambition in life shows. The story does not specify where it takes place. The setting could take place at any time or place in history. The story is mainly set on or beside the sea. There would be a problem if there was no sea in the story because of the Colomber.
The main theme of the story is to face your fears. This is shown in the ending where Stefano and the Columber meet. Stefano was told by his father when he was young that the Colomber was a dangerous creature. Stefano was basically reflecting his fathers fear. It is basically easy to understand throughout entire short story. The works are short fictions, in the mode of Calvino, some of Borges, or Dunyach.
I suspect the influence which is pretty universal among practitioners of the Weird of Kafka. They are often absurd, and make excellent objects for meditation. The story is all about the reaction. Obviously the strategy to employ takes up much of their thought, day after day, year after year. Many of the stories evoke the insoluble mysteries of life by proposing just one, very specifically insoluble mystery. January 1, Adam Dalva Fun, ranging collection by an under-read author.
These stories are something different again: the highs here are quite high, and approach Borges the easiest comparison in their surreal logic, but as sometimes happens with a career-lon Fun, ranging collection by an under-read author. These stories are something different again: the highs here are quite high, and approach Borges the easiest comparison in their surreal logic, but as sometimes happens with a career-long anthology, the recurrent themes get frustrating and the weak endings became vexing.
What an enigmatic, talented man. Non fece in tempo a raggiungerlo prima che fosse partito. E il camion fece una lunga strada, fino a Un solo nome: Ernst Kazirra. E cosa sono tutte queste casse? Non sai? Sono i giorni. I giorni che hai perso. Li aspettavi, vero?
Sono venuti. Che ne hai fatto? Guardali, intatti, ancora gonfi. E adesso? Formavano un mucchio immenso. E lui neppure la chiamava. Ma lui era in giro per affari. Al cancelletto della vecchia misera casa stava Duk, il fedele mastino, che lo attendeva da due anni, ridotto pelle e ossa. E lui non si sognava di tornare. Lo scaricatore stava dritto sul ciglio del vallone, immobile come un giustiziere.
Lasci che mi porti via almeno questi tre giorni. La supplico. Almeno questi tre. Io sono ricco. January 1, Chris Otto Fascinating collection of Mid-century stories, laced with fantasy, surrealism and absurdity, translated from their original Italian. But almost everything in this slim volume is clever and worth revisiting. I fell in love with The Falling Girl in the early 90s and return to this story and now this collection time and time again.
The stories in Restless Nights span to , the bulk in the late sixties. They seem surprisingly lightweight compared with his novel, The Tartar Steppe, which stands up to anything by the mid-century existentialists. There is something sophomoric about many of the stories, too reliant on a single conceit or literalized metaphor: e.
January 1, Bardha Marinaret e vjeter besonin se ai qe pikaste ne det perbindeshin e quajtur Kolombra , ishte taksur te perfundonte ne barkun e saj.
Stefano Roi e sheh qe dymbedhjet vjec, nga kuverta e anijes se babait. Imazhi dhe thirrja e saj nuk i ndahen me asnjehere, as ne stere as ne det. Dhe ne udhetimet e shpeshta, si kapiten i nje anije, ai do te kerkoje vazhdimisht ti shmanget kolombres.
Por ne pleqeri, pa mundur ti beje balle tundimit, nje mbremje zbet nga anija me nje fuzhnje ne dore dhe niset me varken Marinaret e vjeter besonin se ai qe pikaste ne det perbindeshin e quajtur Kolombra , ishte taksur te perfundonte ne barkun e saj. Por ne pleqeri, pa mundur ti beje balle tundimit, nje mbremje zbet nga anija me nje fuzhnje ne dore dhe niset me varken e vogel drejt perbindeshit.
Niset per tu perleshur me te por Asnjehere nuk e kishte kuptuar se perse e ndiqe Kolombra me te vertete, duke notuar gjithnje prapa tij. Perbindeshi nuk e kishte ndjekur rreth botes per ta gllaberuar, sic pandehte Stefanoja, por per ti dhene te famshmen Perle te Detit, e cila, atij qe e zoteron, i sjell shans, fuqi, dashuri e paqe shpirterore. Medet sa vone u morem vesh! January 1, Camelia Che scoperta i racconti brevi di Buzzati! Ha un modo brillante di raccontare le storie, i personaggi, di costruire i dialoghi.
In una parola, fantastico in tutti i sensi. Buzzati loves to throw emotional and philosophical conundrums at his protagonists, and the joy of reading his stories arises from the charming and creative resolutions that he devises for his challenging plots. Most of these pieces are quite short, but as with Borges, they are so well executed that there is no need for excess verbiage - Buzzati has tuned his stories perfectly, and delivers the goods elegantly, entertainingly, and one might even say ecstatically.
January 1, Roxana I will always love Buzzati. Then it slowly unclenched and remained this way, immobile, like an enormous canopy of ruin. It was God, and the end of the world. His stuff reminds me of Calvino, Borges, or maybe a lighter and less surreal Kafka. More than short stories, however, these are existential allegories about society and the changing times around him. He alludes, for example, to industrialization, to the debasement of social values, to godlessness, to corruption and misinformation by the government, and to the alienation felt by members of society.
Un addio che si ripete in quasi tutte le pagine, e che inizia con un appello alla fantasia "Galoppa, fuggi, galoppa, superstite fantasia. January 1, Ben Some of the most beautiful and insightful stories I have ever read. Despite each of them being incredibly short, every word that Buzzati picked was perfect, and he made his points and insights all the more powerful through his succinctness.
Highly recommend these stories and his works. January 1, Booklover Esp like the Bewitched Jacket. He writes "God should have stopped me", compelling.
I read this story years ago and have tried to relocate it ever since. I plan on reading more of Buzzati, I like his surrealistic style. January 1, Masterpiece of short fiction. Compare to HC Andersen or Borges.
Dino Buzzati's Restless Nights: Selected Stories PDF
One of his brothers was the well-known Italian geneticist Adriano Buzzati-Traverso. In , he enrolled in the law faculty of the University of Milan , where his father once taught. As he was completing his studies in law, he was hired, at the age of 22, by the Milanese newspaper Corriere della Sera, where he would remain until his death. He began in the corrections department, and later worked as a reporter, special correspondent, essayist, editor and art critic. It is often said that his journalistic background informs his writing, lending even the most fantastic tales an aura of realism.
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