Books: Query

ONE, NONE AND A HUNDRED THOUSAND —Luigi Pirandello—Button ($2.75).

For ages philosophers have racked their brains over a riddle they call "appearance-&-reality." No answer to it has yet been found. Philosopher-Poet-Playwright Pirandello, who likes to speculate on marginal ideas, takes a flutter on this one in One, None and a Hundred Thousand. Author Pirandello makes his hero ask himself a truly embarrassing question: "Who arn I?" Some of his answers are in the title.

Vitangelo Moscarda, young married man of the town of Richieri, could afford to entertain ideas: his banker-father had...

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