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Serafino is a typical Pirandellian anti-hero, a spectator rather than a participant in the tragi-comedy of human existence. Indeed he has the perfect job for it, that of a film cameraman. Serafino is an observer, an impersonal tool of a new industry based on make believe. All he has to do is to turn the handle of his camera and watch. He has no part in what is going on and is so removed from life that the mauling of an actor by a tiger can not deflect him from filming the action. It is set in Rome circa 1915, partly on a film lot, partly in the city.
11 short stories from the Nobel Prize winning Italian author
Various translated stories from the Italian author Luigi Pirandello.
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