Luigi Pirandello Quotes (55 quotes)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (SEI Personaggi in Cerca D'Autore) a Comedy in the Making, translated by Edward Storer, Indo-European Publishing (2012 edition) - ISBN: 9781604446494
“Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.”
Naked masks, five plays (1952 edition), Plume
“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.”
Three plays (1985 edition), Methuen Drama
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Born: June 28, 1867
Died: December 10, 1936 (aged 69)
Occupation: Playwright, dramatist, author
Bio: Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934, for his bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage. Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners for Theatre of the Absurd.
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