The newly retrieved correspondence between Pirandello and Schirò helps us reconstruct the relationship between the two young writers, both protagonists of a time rich in events. Of no less importance were their passionate love stories with two young women by the same name: Lina Pirandello. The first Lina was the cousin of the writer whereas the other the sister of the future playwright. The background was that of the Palermo of the liberty style at the end of the 19th century while the cultural context was dominated by the great and renowned Sicilian figures of the time. In the second part of the essay, the author considers the literary activity shared by the two young men. As to the early literary production of Schirò, Pirandello’s accounts prove to be decisive in order to better outline the evolution of the numerous manuscripts that Schirò left behind. The essay resumes and enriches with additional facts the introduction appeared in the publication of the correspondence between Schirò and Pirandello in 2002.
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|