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Tales of Madness: A Selection from Luigi Pirandello's Short Stories for a Year

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This book constitutes a unique selection from that monumental corpus, will introduce to the English reading public some of Pirandello's most moving novelle. In each of them one can sense the deep compassion the author must have felt for his characters, generally portrayed as disaffected victims of society, destiny, or their own self deceptions.
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published March 12th 2009 by Dante University of America Press (first published 1984)
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Consider this a spoiler. Whitaker's warning. I'm not sure exactly how to put this, but not all of the content of this review is as funny as a blind person slipping on a banana skin. And I say that advisedly.


"Today, I would rather stick a gun in my mouth and pull the trigger than pick up a drink.”
James Freud some years ago. Today he killed himself.

1985 I am about to go to London for a couple of years and have the best going away party, it just didn't stop until I got a cab to the airport in t
One of the most progressive writers of 20th. century with a wonderful revolutionary look on human and history.
لوئیجی پیراندللو یکی از پیشروان نمایش نامه نویسی و ادبیات معاصر جهان معاصر است. در هر صفحه و صحنه از آثار او نگاه و حرف تازه ای ست که هنوز هم پس از هفتاد هشتاد سال، از اهمیت آن کاسته نشده است. متاسفانه بعد از بهمن محصص که چند کار پیرآندلو را در دهه ی چهل به فارسی برگردانده، چندان کار زیادی از او به فارسی در نیامده است. از میان داستان های کوتاهش، بیست داستان با ترجمه ی خانم زهرا خانلری کی
Thanh Giang
Just read "The black shawl" and kinda empathize. Such a situation would completely change if Giorlando builds self-control over his own life.
Marilyn Moreau
Well written, but lacked depth. Tales of Madness delved further into the mind.
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