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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

To fully understand the poetics of the Sicilian writer Luigi Pirandello, it is of fundamental importance to dwell on his essay entitled "The Humor" published, for the first time, in 1908. In this work there is, in particular, a reference to the novel "One, No One and One Hundred Thousand". Two subjects with similar somatic features, are opposed to two different horizons; separated by a headless statue, symbol of the "dismay of blind necessities, of things that can not be changed [...]"

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Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Rome, Italy
Copyright: © Marco Coppolino