Luigi Pirandello: Contemporary Perspectives

Hardcover | February 20, 1999

EditorGianpaolo Biasin, Manuela Gieri

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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.

Arranged in four sections - Introduction, Structures, Meanings, and Innovations - the volume presents a variety of provocative viewpoints and offers an accurate picture of the network of issues inhabiting the author's oeuvre. In the introductory section the editors provide an informative overview of the status of Pirandellian studies today. The book examines the recent upsurge of interest in Pirandello and offers outstanding material for courses in Italian studies, comparative studies, theatre, and the humanities.

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The texts of Luigi Pirandello, one of the literary giants of this century, provide a seemingly inexhaustible source for readings by successive generations of critics. Arranged in three sections, Structures, Meanings, and Innovations, Pirandello presents a variety of provocative viewpoints and offers an accurate picture of the issues in...

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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.Arranged in four section...

The late Gian-Paolo Basin was a professor in the Department of Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.Manuela Gieri is a professor in the Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.27 × 6.36 × 0.89 inPublished:February 20, 1999Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802043879

ISBN - 13:9780802043870

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The texts of Luigi Pirandello, one of the literary giants of this century, provide a seemingly inexhaustible source for readings by successive generations of critics. Arranged in three sections, Structures, Meanings, and Innovations, Pirandello presents a variety of provocative viewpoints and offers an accurate picture of the issues inhabiting the author's oeuvre. The preface by Italian scholar France Angelini looks at the recent upsurge of interest in Pirandello, and the introduction by the editors offers an informative overview of the status of Pirandellian studies today.