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Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello
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Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Ann Hallamore Caesar

Abstract

Luigi Pirandello is best known in the English-speaking world for his radical challenge to traditional Western theatre with plays such as Six Characters in Search of an Author. But theatre is just one manifestation of his experiments with language, which led to a remarkable collection of novels, short stories, and essays as well as his work for a film industry then in its infancy. This study, which is based on the view that Pirandello's writings are most fruitfully discussed in a European context, takes as its starting-point the author's belief in the primacy of the literary character in a crea ... More

Keywords: Luigi Pirandello, Western theatre, film industry, spoken word, literary characters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198151760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Hallamore Caesar, author
University of Cambridge