Dino Buzzati was born in Belluno in Northern Italy in 1906 and spent most of his life in Milan. He was an editor and a correspondent for the Corriere della Sera; in addition he was a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and painter. His work translated into English includes the short story collections Restless Nights, The Siren the novels A Love Affair, The Tartar Steppe and the graphic novel Poem Strip.
SIX PIECES BY
translated from the Italian by Lawrence Venuti
This morning a young man came to my house. He wore glasses and was well-dressed. Excuse me if I come to disturb you at home, he said at once.