Right You Are! (If You Think So)
Così è (se vi pare)
Author: Luigi Pirandello
"Così è (se vi pare)" è una commedia in tre atti derivata dalla novella "La signora Frola ed il signor Ponza, suo genero". L'opera, come la novella originaria, è incentrata su uno dei temi più forti della visione pirandelliana del mondo: l'inconoscibilità del reale, a cui ognuno può dare una propria interpretazione ed una propria verità che possono non coincidere con quelle degli altri. Nota: gli e-book editi da E-text in collaborazione con Liber Liber sono tutti privi di DRM; si possono quindi leggere su qualsiasi lettore di e-book, si possono copiare su più dispositivi e, volendo, si possono anche modificare. Questo e-book aiuta il sito di Liber Liber, una mediateca che rende disponibili gratuitamente migliaia di capolavori della letteratura e della musica.
This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Gian-Paolo Biasin, Manuela Gieri
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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, plays, essays, letters, and memoirs.
The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.
A Gemstone in the Rock
Author: Donato Placido and Olga Matsyna
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Once Bukowski was asked: “Do you believe in God?” He replied: “No, I believe only in horses. I do not know why we always realize things when it is too late. I’ve also bet on horses for a period. But, differently from Bukowski whom I respect so much, I quit horses and bet on God. Really, I think it is for this faith that I found myself with my back against the wall. “Against the wall” was the first title I wanted to give to this book. There are a lot of people in the world: tramps, prisoners, all types of emarginated people who are alienated just because, in my opinion, they do not manage to keep pace with a cheering occidental cult of efficiency, to keep up with the rules for which the society, the system did not forgive them. But Christ said: “I came to the world for the ill, not for the sane”. Thus, is it really true the last will be the first? Maybe, if, as far as I know, a probable God does not consider things the way people do. Anyway, what I have never understood is: there is a baby born from Gypsies and there is another one born from a rich American family. What is the fault of the first one whose destiny is immediately signed? A mystery! So, “A Gemstone in the Rock”, in its essential message, is an invitation to bet on God as it is the only chance we have in our life. It is also an invitation to pray—to pray more often during the day. Even at work. But without putting the entertainment aside: it gives colours to our life. That’s why the title is “A Gemstone in the Rock”: life is nothing but a precious stone in the rock: you can observe it in its splendour but you cannot take it with your naked hands. As far as the emarginated people are concerned, let us help them bearing in mind that, differently from what the main part of respectable Catholics think, to help them is not at all a walk of pleasure. I say it with a poem: “How much pain I get for a kiss to a poor wretch!” “This book has got a particular: it is like a human being in the course of his life with it’s high and low moments between faith and total loss of courage”. P.S. As far as my poem “Now” (“Faith”) is concerned, for a question of a dramaturgic effect I left the sequence of the passion events according to my poetic license”. Have a good time reading! Sincerely, Donato Placido This book was born as a synthesis of our writings, our thoughts and vision of the world. I made Donato’s acquaintance while he was focused on hypotheses of a staged version of a Pirandello’s play. His poetry published and appreciated in Italy, inspired me. I proposed to him being published abroad. I read Donato’s material thoroughly and put it in a sequence (I would rather say I had to cut it like a movie: his writings evoke movie-like images). This book owes to me its structure, order and some chapters: trilogy “Loneliness of Light” I wrote on the basis of apocryphal Gospels found in the Dead Sea in 2004, in particular, Judas’ and Magdalene’s Gospels. However, the dialogue between Judas and Magdalene (staged in 2006 in Moscow at an international festival of directing plays) and Magdalene’s monologue are of pure intuition (or, if we prefer so, of artistic invention). Other book parts of which I am the author are: the dialogue “Puppets of freedom” inspired by “Danton’s Death” by Georg Büchner, extracts from Disillusions (money, power, female love), extracts from Absence and silence (“The end of the world”, “Silence, loneliness and . . .”), the whole chapter of “Encounter” (which is Donato’s novel of the same name I put in a nutshell and in blank verse) and my poem on a true love, “Till the darkness”. In a human life everyone passes from happiness to despair, from the idea of God dissolved in everything to the idea of his absence, one stakes on the material goods accumulation, on power, on love, even on the idea of freedom—but then one notices all these concepts are only illusions, just glimpses
Luigi Pirandello is best known in the English-speaking world for his radical challenge to traditional Western theatre with plays such as Six Characters in Search of an Author. But theatre is just one manifestation of his experiments with language which led to a remarkable collection of novels, short stories, and essays as well as his work for a film industry then in its infancy. This study, which is based on the view that Pirandello's writings are most fruitfully discussed in a European context, takes as its starting-point the author's belief in the primacy of the literary character in a creative process which is necessarily conflictual. The book argues that all Pirandello's characters are engaged in a continual performance which transcends the genre distinction between narrative and dramatic forms. In this performance it is the spoken word in which the characters invest most heavily as they struggle to sustain an identity of their own, tell their life-stories, and assert themselves before their most prominent antagonist, the author himself.
The Late Mattia Pascal
Author: Luigi Pirandello, William Weaver
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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.
Moments of Selfhood
Author: James V. Biundo
Publisher: Lang, Peter, Publishing Incorporated
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Fra le commedie più conosciute di Pirandello, Cosi è (se vi pare) fu rappresentata per la prima volta il 18 giugno 1917. Dramma dei fraintendimenti e dell'inconoscibilità del reale, narra del trasferimento del signor Ponza e della suocera, signora Frola, in provincia, a seguito di un terremoto nella Marsica. Sembra però che Ponza abbia anche una moglie, costretta in casa e tenuta lontana dagli occhi curiosi e dalla stessa suocera, per motivi ignoti: chi è in realtà la signora Ponza? È davvero uscita da un manicomio, e la signora Frola è veramente sua madre? Per rispondere non resta che convocare la donna, sperando che la Verità abbia una voce chiara.PER ALTRI CLASSICI DELLA NARRATIVA, DELLA POESIA, DEL TEATRO E DELLA FILOSOFIA CLICCA SU BI CLASSICI, O DIGITA "BI CLASSICI" NELLA AMAZON SEARCH BAR!
“This book not only depicts dramatically, but at the same time demonstrates by what might be termed a mathematic method, the impossibility of any human creature’s being to others what he is to himself. “If you would like to have an idea of how it is that others see you, so as no longer to have to marvel at the judgments which others pass upon your personality, learn to reflect like the hero of this novel.” LUIGI PIRANDELLO.
The New Republic
Author: Herbert David Croly