Luigi Pirandello: Contemporary Perspectives

By Gianpaolo Biasin and Manuela Gieri

© 1999

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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  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.9in x 9.3in
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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, plays, essays, letters, and memoirs.

Luigi Pirandello: Contemporary Perspectives

By Gianpaolo Biasin and Manuela Gieri

© 1999

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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Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Italian Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 0.9in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    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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