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Naked Masks: Five Plays

by Pirandello, Luigi

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E.P. Dutton Five plays include: Lida; It is So (If You Think So); Henry IV; Six Characters in Search of an Author; Each in His Own Way. Edited by Eric Bentley. Mass-market paperback, glossy black front wrapper and spine, green back wrapper, purple lettering and line design, green lettering too, 386 lightly browned pages. Slight wear along long front edge and down front left, slight wear and creases on spine, tiny surface wear spot at bottom of back wrapper. Near Good.. 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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Title
Naked Masks: Five Plays
Author
Pirandello, Luigi
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Paperback
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Paperback
Publisher
E.P. Dutton
Keywords
Drama Nobel Prize Literature-Italian
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