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Jun 04, 2024 | ISBN 9781681378008

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“Can the human soul be re-created? And if so, is it ethical to do so? Dino Buzzati asked himself these questions in 1960, when, after reading about contemporary cyber­netics, he wrote The Singularity . . . which repurposes Buzzati’s great themes in a sci-fi setting. If you have read The Stronghold, you will find the atmosphere familiar.” —Gloria M. Ghioni, Criticaletteraria

“Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable twentieth-century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.” —Kevin Brockmeier, Electric Literature

“Dino Buzzati was an individualist . . . akin to Italo Calvino in his taste for the bizarre and the fairy tale.” —N.S. Thompson, Times Literary Supplement

“Dino Buzzati’s 1960 science fiction novel The Singularity—translated by Anne Milano Appel—tells the story of a scientist summoned to a mysterious research outpost. … This is another memorable entry in a stunning bibliography.” —Tobias Carroll, Reactor

The Singularity stages this complicity between science and military power, warning us against any facile belief that such knowledge can be acquired without cost or risk … Although Buzzati anticipated many of the specific threats associated with artificial intelligence, his exploration of generalized dread makes his work more relevant than ever.” —Gianna Albaum, Reading in Translation

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