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Il piradellismo di Buzzati (Prima parte)

F Zangrilli


Pirandello’s influence on contemporary writers is impossible to measure. Pirandellismo is evident in Buzzati’s short stories, novels and plays. Buzzati operates with a pirandellian humour which underlines the tragic aspects of life. Many characters in Buzzati’s works, including the image of the mother depicted in Il deserto dei Tartari, show a vivd pirandellian personality, and they are entroped in a continuous process of the distintegration of the “I”. Buzzati treats many pirandellian themes, for example the impossibility to communicate with the others, the contrast between life and art, the relativism of reality, with fantastic tools. The originality of Buzzati’s pirandellismo can be seen in “L’errneo fu” which, like Il fu Mattia Pascal, presents an individual who sees the flux of life from the world of death, or in “Sette messaggeri” where, as in Enrico IV, a complex discussion takes place regarding the function of language in time and in space.

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