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Gesualdo Bufalino

Gesualdo Bufalino was born in Comiso, Sicily, in 1920. He studied literature at Catania and Palermo, and was a teacher by profession, turning author only after his retirement in 1976. He started The Plague-spreader's Tale, his first novel, in 1950, but it was only in 1981, after he had taken the discarded manuscript out of the drawer at the prompting of his fellow-Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia and reworked it, that it was published; it won the Campiello Prize. The novel is to a great extent...See more