Luigi Pirandello

When You Realize

from Stories for one year (1922)


This Website has been created inside the online collaborative project "The World in a book" 2005/2006 that our class, V A LST- ITIS "S. Cannizzaro" of Colleferro- Rome, Italy, (Photos ) has carried out with Ohel-Shem School  of Ramat-Gan - Tel Aviv, Israel (Photos ).

We have worked collaboratively  on two short stories, Shoes written by the Israeli contemporary writer Etgar Keret and Quando si comprende (When you realize) written by Luigi Pirandello, one of the greatest Italian novelists and playwrights of the 20th century.

We have also exchanged dilemma questions and answers on the two main themes of the stories we have read: the meaning of memory (Shoes) and war (When you realize). See questions and answers on our two forums: Italian forum  -  Israeli forum

Our aim in this Website is presenting an overwiew of Pirandello and his works  inside the context in which he lived.

The starting point of our presentation  is  When you realize from  Stories for one year (1922).


The Story


  When you realize: English version 

Quando si comprende:versione Italiana


His time

Life and works






Project coordinator:

Daniela Ianni

Graphic project:

Ernesta Cicini