The late Mattia Pascal
While living an oppressive, provincial existence, Mattia Pascal learns that he has been mistakenly declared dead. Blessed with that rarest of opportunities - the chance to start an entirely new life - he moves to a new city under an assumed name, only to find this new "free" existence unbearable. Faking his own suicide, he returns to his hometown, where his wife has remarried and his job has been filled. Reduced to a sad walk-on part in his own life, the only role now left to him is that of the "late Mattia Pascal".
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The original piece of Italian grotesque that spawned an entire movement of theatre (Antonelli, Chiarelli, etc.) and it is easy to understand why they might have felt compelled by the power and ...
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Pirandello's most famous book brilliantly exposes weaknesses and strenghts of the Modern Man through a brilliant, entertaining story whose surreal nature weirdly makes it more realistic. Featured in my Top 5 20th Century Italian Novels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn6D59... Read full review