Recent International Reception of Pirandello's Works and Thought

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Had Luigi Pirandello survived into the twenty-first century, he would have been flattered by the enduring global success of his work. In 2017, during the 150th anniversary of Pirandello’s birth, his legacy was celebrated across the world. Conferences were organized in Europe, Africa, Brazil, and North America, accompanied by films, keynote addresses, workshops, special editions of peer-reviewed journals, and scholarly publications. Spearheaded by the

Europäisches Pirandello Zentrum

in Munich, these global initiatives composed the

Pirandello International 2017


Evident during this twelve-month series of tributes to Italy’s most prominent modernist was the urge not only to celebrate the vitality of Pirandello’s thought in contemporary

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Citation: Sarti, Lisa. "Recent International Reception of Pirandello's Works and Thought". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 October 2018 [, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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