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Pirandello's most famous play, Six Characters in Search of an Author (1922), provides another perspective on his theories of self and consciousness. George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman (1905) is another "drama of ideas," in which the characters debate Shaw's ideas about social philosophy. The modernist poem "Portrait d'une Femme" (1912) by Ezra Pound comes close to representing consciousness in the way that Pirandello presents it, as a source of many interpretations. Pound was an American expatriate living in Italy from 1924 until 1944, when he was arrested for treason (for making Fascist remarks) by the United States. Other modernists concerned with consciousness are James Joyce (especially in his novel, Ulysses, 1922, where he experiments with "stream of consciousness" writing) and Marcel Proust (in his seven-part novel about memory, A La Recherche de Temps Perdue, translated as Remembrance of Things Past, 1913-1927). "The Falling Girl" by Italian Dino Buzzati is an...

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