Other Literary Forms
Dino Buzzati is best known as a writer of narrative fiction. He published several novels, the most famous of which is Il deserto dei Tartari, 1940 (The Tartar Steppe, 1952), and numerous collections of short stories, including I sette messaggeri (1942) and Sessanta racconti (1958). Buzzati was also an artist and illustrated some of his books, including La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia (1945; The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily, 1947), which was later dramatized, and Poema a fumetti (1969). He also designed scenery for A. Lualdo’s Il diavolo nel campanile, presented for the festival Maggio Musicale in Florence in 1951.