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Buzzati and Genre: Waiting for an Answer

Felix Siddell


How useful is the notion of genre when analysing the work of Buzzati? The problematic nature of classifying Buzzati's writing in accordance with genre labels is an essential part of his vocation in which the seemingly unlike poles of journalism and literature are in a state of constant interaction, whether conflicting or complementary. Buzzati was actually a master of a genre under which both forms are subsumed, the elzeviro.

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Spunti e Ricerche. Rivista d'italianistica.
ISSN (Print): 0816-5432.
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