Luigi Pirandello: Uno, nessuno e centomila [One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand] (3158 words)

Andrew Wyatt (Columbia University)
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Uno, nessuno e centomila [One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand; 1926] is Luigi Pirandello’s seventh, final, and perhaps most idiosyncratic novel. The product of many years of meditation on the subjectivity of reality, the novel represents the high watermark of Pirandello’s explorations of the ultimately constructed and relative process of identity construction. Influenced by the works of Freud, Pirandello’s writing throughout the first decades of the twentieth century focused persistently on the relationship between art forms and the creation of the self. Following his turn away from realism and positivism in Il fu Mattia Pascal [The Late Mattia Pascal; 1904], Pirandello probed the limits of these …

Citation: Wyatt, Andrew. "Uno, nessuno e centomila". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 December 2020 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38985, accessed 22 May 2022.]

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