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Naked Masks - Five Plays By Luigi Pirandello ( Liola - It IS So if You Think So - Henry IV - Six Characters in Search of an Author - Each in His Own Way

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Naked Masks - Five Plays By Luigi Pirandello ( Liola - It IS So if You Think So - Henry IV - Six Characters in Search of an Author - Each in His Own Way

by Pirandello, Luigi

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USA: Dutton, 1952. Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers, on discolored area on back cover, otherwise still a good solid reading copy. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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Luigi Pirandello was born of rich, middle-class parents in Girgenti (Agrigento), Sicily, on 28 June 1867. As a young man he studied at the Universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn, where he gained his doctorate in 1891. His first published work, Mal giocondo (1889), was a collection of poems. It was followed by other volumes of poems, critical essays, novels, short stories, and over forty plays. In 1894 he married Antoinetta Portulano, the daughter of his father's business associate. Financial disaster and a severe illness brought on by the birth of their third child drove his wife to a hysterical form of insanity. Only in 1918, when her presence in the family constituted a real threat to their daughter's safety did Pirandello agree to have his wife committed to an asylum. The enormous emotional strain he felt at this time is reflected in the intense pessimism found in his work. Pirandello's first real success in the theatre came about in 1921 when Six Characters in Search of an Author was performed. Henry IV followed the next year and confirmed his position as a playwright. In the following years Pirandello travelled abroad extensively. He embarked on a career as a producer and in 1925 founded his Art Theatre in Rome. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and died in Rome on 10 December 1936.

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Turtle Creek Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
091832
Title
Naked Masks - Five Plays By Luigi Pirandello ( Liola - It IS So if You Think So - Henry IV - Six Characters in Search of an Author - Each in His Own Way
Author
Pirandello, Luigi
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Dutton
Place of Publication
USA
Date published
1952
Keywords
GTGD
Bookseller catalogs
.Theatre, Drama & Plays - Plays;

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