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Italo Svevo
Trieste 19 Dec. 1861 - Motta di Livenza 13 Sept. 1928 • Italian prose writer




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BOOKS BY ITALO SVEVO:

Zeno's Conscience
1923
A neurotic old man looks back over his life, exploring his motives and trying to make sense of things.
ON ITALO SVEVO'S BOOKSHELF

The Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 1774

The Interpretation of Dreams
Sigmund Freud, 1899

Anna Karenina
Leo N. Tolstoy, 1877

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce, 1914-1915

The World as Will and Representation
Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819

Weary Men
Arne Garborg, 1891

Love and Intrigue
Friedrich Schiller, 1784

Spring Torrents ('Torrents of Spring')
Ivan Turgenev, 1871-2

Emilio's Carnival, or 'Senilità'
1898
The amorous entanglement of Emilio, a failed writer already old at thirty-five, and Angiolina, a seductively beautiful but promiscuous young woman. (Originally translated under the title A Man Grows Older.)
[Diario per la fidanzata]
1896

A Life
1892
The gruelling tale of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul.
Further Confessions of Zeno
1969 (posthumous)

[L'assassinio di Via Belpoggio]
1890 (onder pseudoniem Ettore Samigli)

James Joyce
1927
A lecture given by Svevo in 1927 on the work of the Irish author.
A Perfect Hoax
1927
Mario Samigli is in his seventies; he has all but given up his cherished aspirations as a writer and smiles at the world through his one remaining literary outlet - fables.
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