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The late Mattia Pascal

Author: Luigi Pirandello; William Weaver
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2005.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life--only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luigi Pirandello; William Weaver
ISBN: 1590171152 9781590171158
OCLC Number: 57371325
Description: xiv, 252 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Fu Mattia Pascal.
Responsibility: Luigi Pirandello ; translated by William Weaver ; introduction by Charles Simic.
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"Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life--only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was. An explorer of identity and its mysteries, a connoisseur of black humor, Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello is among the most teasing and profound of modern masters. "The Late Mattia Pascal," here rendered into English by the outstanding translator William Weaver, offers an irresistible introduction to this great writer's work."--Publisher's description.

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