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Author Mariani, Umberto, 1927-

Title Living masks [electronic resource] : the achievement of Pirandello / Umberto Mariani.

Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2008 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 150 pages).
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index.
Contents Introduction : the 'Pirandellian' character -- Liolà : beyond naturalism -- Right you are, if you think you are : the reality of appearances -- Six characters : the tragic difficulty of human communication -- The 'powerful logic' of Henry IV -- Each in his own way : mutability and permanence in life and art -- Opposing aims of the artist's vocation in The mountain giants -- Pirandello in our time.
Summary "Functioning as a guide to understanding the fundamental themes of Pirandello's plays, the author examines the critical, aesthetic, and technical problems associated with these plays. He provides extensive reflection on some of the failings of early and contemporary criticism on Pirandello's works and offers many corrections of interpretative direction that will be significant and helpful to directors and performers. In particular, Mariani presents a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of Pirandello's works as a challenge to the tendency to adapt and modify them, which drastically deprive the works of their original power and beauty." "A concise and accessible introduction to a twentieth-century literary master, Living Masks will be of interest to dramatists, literary scholars, and students and scholars of Italian studies."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936.
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936 -- Critique et interprétation.
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936.
Pirandello, Luigi.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Mariani, Umberto, 1927- Living masks. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2009275439
ISBN 9781442688506 (electronic bk.)
1442688505 (electronic bk.)