Gesualdo Bufalino





Gesualdo Bufalino


Born
in Comiso, Italy
November 15, 1920

Died
June 14, 1996

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Gesualdo Bufalino (Comiso, Italy, November 15, 1920 - June 14, 1996), was an Italian writer. Born in Comiso (Sicily), he studied literature and was, for most of his life a high-school professor in his hometown. The time spent in an hospital for tuberculosis immediately after World War II provided the material for the novel Diceria dell'untore (The Plague Sower), that, begun in 1950, would be published only in 1981, when, at the age of 61, his friend and celebrated writer Leonardo Sciascia discovered his talents. In 1988, the novel Le menzogne della notte (Night's Lies) won the Strega Prize. In 1990 he won the Nino Martoglio International Book Award. In his native town the Biblioteca di Bufalino ("Bufalino's Library") is now named after him.

Average rating: 4.03 · 972 ratings · 79 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Diceria dell'untore

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3.92 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 1981 — 19 editions
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Night's Lies

3.98 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1988 — 11 editions
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Qui pro quo

3.77 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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Blind Argus

4.17 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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The Keeper Of Ruins And Oth...

3.77 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Il Malpensante

4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Tommaso e il fotografo ciec...

3.67 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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La luce e il lutto

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Museo d'ombre

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Perorata del apestado & Arg...

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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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“(...) compor meticulosamente o cadastro afetivo e o retrato fantástico-histórico de uma comunidade e de uma de suas remotas jornadas de meio século atras. E isso não com os instrumentos racionais, a ficha, o documento, o testemunho, caros ao arqueólogo do cotidiano, mas por meio de um sortilégio espontâneo de silhuetas que se esvaziaram gradativamente, uma depois da outra, numa parede: relicário de epifanias momentâneas, cinema de larvas dispersas; o insuficiente butim de um aprendiz de Noé que, depois do diluvio, para não esquecer o mundo, andasse a vasculhar os fosseis soterrados na areia (...)”
Gesualdo Bufalino, Museo d'ombre