The Late Mattia Pascal

byLUIGI PIRANDELLOIntroduction byCharles SimicTranslated byWilliam Weaver

November 30, 2004|
The Late Mattia Pascal by LUIGI PIRANDELLO
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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
Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was born in Agrigento, Sicily, the son of a rich mining contractor. Having studied at the universities of Palermo and Rome and taken a degree in philology at Bonn, the young Pirandello turned to writing poetry and stories, achieving his first literary success in 1904 with his novel The Late Mattia Pascal. D...
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Title:The Late Mattia PascalFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.58 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.58 inPublished:November 30, 2004Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590171152

ISBN - 13:9781590171158

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