Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) is considered one of the founders of twentieth century literature and a leading figure of experimental contemporary writings. Authors from all nationalities have drawn on the so-called canons of «Pirandellism». The aim of the present study is to explore Pirandellian influences in a group of Latin-American writers, whose debt to Pirandello has not hindered the assertion of their singular personalities and surprising originality. Franco Zangrilli lives in New York where he teaches Italian and comparative literature at the Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has published a number of critical works on contemporary authors such as D'Annunzio and Calvino, Sciascia and Pomilio, which have won him prestigious awards (such as the "Premio Mursia" and the "Premio Misterbianco"). His most recent publications include: Pirandello e i classici: da Euripide a Verga (1995), Le sorprese dell'interstualità: Cervantes e Pirandello (1996), Sicilia isola-cosmo. Conversazione con Giuseppe Bonaviri (1998), Il bestiario di Pirandello (2001).