Dino Buzzati: Restless Nights and The Siren story collections

North Point Press


Restless Nights and The Siren, two long-out-of-print story collections by Dino Buzzati, translated by Lawrence Venuti / Published by North Point Press in 1983 and 1984.


These are the best translations of Buzzati's stories, and were kind of hard to find even 15 years ago. These are unsold copies from those 80s printings, unread. Restless Nights looks brand new. The Siren has some age toning to the cover. I have a limited number of sets available.

Restless Nights contains: The Seven Messengers / The End of the World / Appointment with Einstein / The Saucer Has Landed / The Survivor's Story / Prank / The Walls of Anagoor / Human Greatness / The Colomber / The Writer's Secret / The Bewitched Jacket / The Elevator / The Ubiquitous / The Wind / The Eiffel Tower / The Falling Girl / Quiz at the Prison / Elephantiasis / The Scandal on Via Sesostri / The Scrivners / What Will Happen on October 12th? / The Count's Wife / The Bogeyman

The Siren contains the novella "Barnabo of the Mountains" and the following short stories: The Bewitched Bourgeois / Personal Escort / An Interrupted Story / The Gnawing Worm / The Time Machine / The Five Brothers / The Flying Carpet / The Prohibited Word / The Plague / Confidential / Duelling Stories / A Difficult Evening / Kafka's House

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