Luigi Pirandello

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One of the most influential and prolific Italian writers of the twentieth century, Pirandello is a pivotal figure in the development of both modern theatre and narrative. Concerned with crucial themes such as the relativity of truth, the multiplicity of identity, and the fallacy of human reason, Pirandello’s writing explores the enigmatic and grotesque spectacle of modern life. His poetic and philosophy was so peculiar that his name turned into an adjective, a privilege granted to very few artists. The abundance of his production, the variety of the genres he used, and the controversial nature of his worldview place Pirandello among the most important authors of European Modernism, a writer whose theatrical accomplishments had an …

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Citation:
Chirumbolo, Paolo. "Luigi Pirandello". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 July 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3571, accessed 16 September 2014.]

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