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Loveless Love

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A landlord falls in love with a tenant who is tied to another and cannot return his love; the perfect woman organizes her friends’ weddings yet cannot find love herself; and the eternal love triangle separates two lifelong friends. In each of these tales, Luigi Pirandello captures all the pain and tragedy of loveless love. Nobel Prize-winning Luigi Pirandello is one of Ita ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Hesperus Press
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Feb 24, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Much flouncing about and wringing hands over marriage prospects.

I have no idea why I read this through. It has no flavor, no descriptions of birds or scenery, no smells, no colors, no humor, or music, not even very much description of the aristocrats who are agonizing over each other. It is really a staggering accomplishment to write so much about the thoughts of such vapid personalities. It's a wonder Pirandello did not fossilize in the process of writing this.

I'm disappointed, I was under the
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
There might not be any textbooks for relations, particularly of love. But there seem to be some well researched papers put in literary form.

Pirandello's Loveless Love is one such a gem! In fact three gems in a single book.

Definitely not recommended to souls accustomed to Bollywood kinda love, though!
Kenyatta Garcia
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not as good as some of Pirandello's plays but acute and detached. A very observant look at the loosening bonds of love. The first and last stories are essential reading for his fans.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Wish I could give it 3 & 1/2 doesn't deserve three nor can I seem to give it a four...
I picked this book out of the clearance section at a used bookstore knowing of the author but having not read anything by him. I picked it up mostly because I'm grumpy that I can never find the one book I do want to read by Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays. The library claims to have it but it's forever checked out...

This book includes three short stories, each involving a complicated love story as the title suggests - loveless love, untold love, unrequited love.
Maurizio Codogno
Uno dei guai di essere un compratore compulsivo di libri e non avere tempo per leggerli è che finisce che me ne può capitare uno tra le mani dopo quindici anni. I cinque euro attuali erano 3900 lire... A parte queste considerazioni secondarie, devo dire che Kafka non fa per me. Non so se il problema è esacerbato dalla traduzione, vecchiotta e quindi un po' pesante; ma è proprio la struttura del racconto kafkiano, che oscilla tra la disperazione e l'inconclusione, che mi mette a disagio. Prendiam ...more
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nobel-prize
"במה אפשר להאשים אותי? שאני רוצה שהבת שלי תהיה קודם כול עשירה ורק אחר כך מאושרת? " - אהבות ללא אהבה מאת לואיג'י פירנדלו

תמצית הסיפורים המצורפים בספר הזה. סיפורים קטנים על חיי נישואים, הציפיות והאכזבות שבהם. פירנדלו קורע מעל הדמויות את המסכות וחושף את המהות שלהן לעיתים בחמלה, לעיתים באירוניה עדינה ולעיתים באכזריות.

בסיפור הארוך ביותר בספר, "לפי התור", אב מחתן את בתו הצעירה עם אלמן עשיר בן 72 מתוך מחשבה שבתוך שנתיים שלוש, הוא ימות והיא תוכל להינשא לעלם צעיר. האב אינו לוקח בחשבון את תהפוכות הגורל ואת
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read this book if you:

-Been in unfulfilled love before.
-Love someone to the point you self destroy it.
-Experienced a moment of paralyzing indecision.
-Dislike Freud because he is mostly pessimistic but think his ideas are applicable to humans, sometimes.
-Support small presses whose motto is to spread cultural knowledge instead of making a massive profit.

Lazarus P Badpenny Esq
Three diverting tales of the Italian Bourgeoisie getting its knickers in a twist over love.
Lisa Giovannini
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Ho adorato la novella "Amica delle mogli", fantastico il personaggio di Pia Tolosani.
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O melhor até hoje.
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Luigi Pirandello (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi piranˈdɛllo]; Agrigento 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre. Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, ...more
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