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.
Six individuals, the incomplete creations of an author's imagination, demand dialogue for their story. This open-ended drama excited both controversy and acclaim at its 1921 premiere and remains a milestone in modern theater.
Bassanese's discussion begins with an overview of key episodes in Pirandello's life and with an explanation of how such events shaped his fictional universe. She reveals Pirandello's literary microcosm to be a world marked by paradox, relativity, uncertainty, madness, and existential angst
Tales of Madness
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Branden Books
This book constitutes a unique selection from that monumental corpus, will introduce to the English reading public some of Pirandello's most moving novelle. In each of them one can sense the deep compassion the author must have felt for his characters, generally portrayed as disaffected victims of society, destiny, or their own self deceptions.
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Pirandello's One-act Plays
Author: Luigi Pirandello, William Murray
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
DramaCharacters: 3 male, 3 female Simple Set Zelda Preston inherits her father's pecan farm located just steps from the U.S. border with Mexico and struggles to maintain it without help from undocumented workers. Ines Sandoval, a dangerously ill young mother-to-be, and her sister Angie lobby for the return of their recently deported family member Tia Rosita. Angie's husband, Carlos, defends to his community and family his choice to work for the Border Patrol. And Cooper Daniels, an industrial pecan grower and head of the civilian border surveillance group, Citizens United, forges ahead with the building of a volunteer fence. These forces collide in Ground, which examines the very human costs of our immigration issues, and the strength of personal beliefs about family, home, and civil human rights in the face of our shifting political and social landscape. Two acts."Breathtaking in every way." -- Charles Whaley, TotalTheater.com..".Tackles the hot-button issue of illegal immigration." -- David Shreward, Back Stage
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.
Eleven Short Stories
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Courier Corporation
DIVMasterly stories include "Little Hut," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," "Citrons from Sicily," "A Character’s Tragedy," six more. English translations. /div
“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.
Berecche and the War
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
This represents the first time that Pirandello's Berecche and the War has been translated into the English Language. Pirandello's historical novella, set in the months preceding Italy's entry into the First World War, is amongst much else a highly individual contribution to war literature and historical fiction. As he charts the crisis of those times as it affects the carefully constructed identity of his protagonist, he embarks on a radical questioning of nineteenth-century notions of order, method and discipline. Further, his dialogue with historical narrative leads him to explore and expose the fiction inherent in representing historical reality, and the fictions by which we all live.
Author: Howard Colyer, Luigi Pirandello
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
User's guide - Editor's notes and intro. - Comprehensive bio. - Detailed plot summaries of each play - Extracts from critical essays that examine important aspects of each work - A complete biography of the writer's plays - A list of critical works about the playwright - An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays
Accompanied by two additional plays, presents the classic drama about literature and reality in which six characters involved in their own family drama come to life at a theater in the midst of a rehearsal, insisting that the theatrical company complete their story.
Author: Luigi Pirandello, Martha King, Mary Ann Frese Witt
Publisher: Duke University Press
Evoking in vivid detail the literary world in Rome at the turn of the century. Her Husband tells the story of Silvia Roncella, a talented young female writer, and her husband Giustino Boggiolo. The novel opens with their arrival in Rome after having left their provincial southern Italian hometown following the success of Silvia's first novel, the rather humorously titled House of Dwarves. As his wife's self-appointed (and self-important) promoter, protector, counselor, and manager, Giustino becomes the primary target of Pirandello's satire. But the couple's relationship - and their dual career - is also complicated by a lively supporting cast of characters, including literary bohemians with avant-garde pretensions and would-be aristocratic aesthetes who are all too aware of the newly acquired power of journalists and the publishing establishment to make or break their careers. Having based many of the characters - including Silvia and Giustino - on actual literary acquaintances of his, Pirandello reacted to the novel's controversial reception by not allowing it to be reprinted after the first printing sold out. Not until after his death were copies again made available in Italy.