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Naked Masks: Five Plays by Luigi Pirandello (Author); Eric Bentley (Edited by) - Paperback - 1st Printing - 1957 - from gearbooks (SKU: 1ivAd0044f)

Naked Masks: Five Plays

Naked Masks: Five Plays by Luigi Pirandello (Author); Eric Bentley (Edited by) - Paperback - 1st Printing - 1957 - from gearbooks (SKU: 1ivAd0044f)
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Naked Masks: Five Plays

by Luigi Pirandello (Author); Eric Bentley (Edited by)

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ISBN 10
0452010829
ISBN 13
9780452010826
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New York, London, et al.: A Meridian Book/Meridian Books/Published by the Penguin Group/Penguin Books (USA), Inc., 1957. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo or 12° (Duodecimo): 6¾" x 7¾" tall. Ben Feder (Cover Design). 386 pp. Solidly bound copy with minimal external wear, crisp pages and clean text. Light foxing on page edges. Publishing year gleaned from other sources, therefore, it is an approximation.

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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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Bookseller Inventory #
1ivAd0044f
Title
Naked Masks: Five Plays
Author
Luigi Pirandello (Author); Eric Bentley (Edited by)
Illustrator
Ben Feder (Cover Design)
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0452010829
ISBN 13
9780452010826
Publisher
A Meridian Book/Meridian Books/Published by the Penguin Group/Penguin Books (USA), Inc.
Place of Publication
New York, London, et al.
Date published
1957
Keywords
Plays, Drama, Theatre, Acting, Performing Arts
Size
12mo or 12° (Duodecimo): 6¾" x 7¾" tall

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