The high-literary surrealism of Dino Buzzati

It seems to me, fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism. The right word is not "banalizing", although in fact a little of this is involved. Rather, I mean that the effectiveness of a fantastic story will depend on its being told in the most simple and practical terms. Dino Buzzati (1906-1972) was …

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In the Beginning: a bird’s eye history of religion

In the beginning was the crisis. This is the singular belief that defines the religious history of our species, the insistence that this world, full of suffering -- where the race goes not to the swift nor bread to the hungry -- cannot be all there is, that there must be something more: a just …

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