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Luigi Pirandello : contemporary perspectives

Author: Gian-Paolo Biasin; Manuela Gieri
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.
Series: Major Italian authors.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The texts of Luigi Pirandello, one of the literary giants of this century, have been subject to widely different readings by successive generations of critics. These essays present an up-to-date re-evaluation of Pirandello's works, which include poetry, novels, short stories, plays, essays, letters, and memoirs. The book examines the recent upsurge of interest in Pirandello and offers outstanding material for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gian-Paolo Biasin; Manuela Gieri
ISBN: 0802043879 9780802043870
OCLC Number: 43391305
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: xiii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pirandello at 360 degrees / Gian-Paolo Biasin and Manuela Gieri --
Scenes and texts: perspectives in Pirandellian criticism / Franca Angelini --
Pirandello's quest for truth: sei personaggi in cerca d'autore / Donato Santeramo --
Pirandello and the theatre-within-the-theatre: thresholds and frames in Ciascuno a suo modo / Maurizio Grande --
Families of characters and families of actors on the Pirandellian stage / Paolo Puppa --
Making and unmaking of language: the rhetoric of speech and silence / Maria Antonietta Grignani. Laughter and political allegory in Pirandello: a reading of 'C'equalcuno che ride' / Romano Luperini --
Pirandellian nakedness / Robert Dombroski --
Eros and solitude in Pirandello's short stories / Corrado Donati Enacting the dissolution of the self: woman as one, no one, and one hundred thousand / Daniela Bini --
Regicide, parricide, and tyrannicide in Il fu Mattia Pascal: stealing from the father to give to the son / Thomas Harrison --
Pirandello in the discursive economies of modernity and postmodernism / Wladimer Krysinski.
Series Title: Major Italian authors.
Responsibility: edited by Gian-Paolo Biasin and Manuela Gieri.

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Essays discuss the texts of Luigi Pirandello, one of the literary giants of this century and present an up-to-date re-evaluations of Pirandello's works, including his poetry, novels, short stories,  Read more...

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