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Svevo, Italo 1861-1928

Works: 846 works in 3,950 publications in 23 languages and 34,792 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Honoree, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: PQ4841.C482, 853.8
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Most widely held works by Italo Svevo
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

673 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
Emilio's carnival = Senilità by Italo Svevo( Book )

471 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not so long ago Emilio Brentani was a promising young author. Now he is an insurance agent on the fast track to forty. He gains a new lease on life, though, when he falls for the young and gorgeous Angiolina-except that his angel just happens to be an unapologetic cheat. But what begins as a comedy of infatuated misunderstanding ends in tragedy, as Emilio's jealous persistence in his folly-against his friends' and devoted sister's advice, and even his own best knowledge-leads to the loss of the one person who, too late, he realizes he truly loves. Marked by deep humanity and earthy humor, by psychological insight and an elegant simplicity of style, As a Man Grows Older (Senilit̉, in Italian; the English title was the suggestion of Svevo's great friend and admirer, James Joyce) is a brilliant study of hopeless love and hapless indecision. It is a masterwork of Italian literature, here beautifully rendered into English in Beryl de Zoete's classic translation"--Publisher's description
A life by Italo Svevo( Book )

299 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfonso, a youthful and poetic bank clerk, has until now been able to maintain his artistic and intellectual sensibilities, undaunted either by the stifling conditions of his employment, or by his increasingly entangled domestic circumstances. However, everything changes when he finds himself falling in love with his employer's conceited daughter, Annetta. When Annetta miraculously begins to encourage Alfonso's advances, he realises the vanity of his infatuation? at the same time that the precarious balance of the life that he has struggled to create for himself is fatally threatened
Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

55 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italo Svevo's Confessions of Zeno belongs to the comic tradition of Don Quixote and Tristram Shandy, though not in the realist manner, but rather in a psychological vein. After reading a few pages the reader will have no doubt that he is confronting a paradoxical juxtaposition between things of the mind and things themselves. Zeno -the narrator and eponymous hero- on the surface is a hypochondriac, neurotic, quirky, solipsistic, self-examining and self-serving bourgeois; deep down, however, he is love and goodness incarnate, not by design but by the whims of life. Although Svevo wrote many other works, his opus magnum will remain his Confessions of Zeno. While Proust and others wrote lengthy psychological novels, by their sheer length and density, they become soporific. Not so with Zeno, which is intriguing, suspenseful, engaging--never boring, a magnificent tour de force"--
Short sentimental journey, and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

67 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man maakt een treinreis van Milaan naar Triëst. De onvoorspelbaarheid van contacten met medepassagiers zijn bepalend voor zijn wel en wee
Further confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5 short stories and a play dealing with old age - its frustrations and consolations. For contents, see Author Catalog
The nice old man and the pretty girl and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

133 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

...The sin of an old man is equal to about two sins of a young man. The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns--attraction of an older man to a younger woman, individual conscience versus special convention, and the cost of sexual desire. This novella is a marvel of psychological insight, following the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justification to their tragic-comic end. It is presented here in a translation first commissioned and published by Virginia Woolf for her Hogarth Press
Romanzi by Italo Svevo( Book )

70 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contiene: -- Una vita ; Senilità ; La coscienza di Zeno
A perfect hoax by Italo Svevo( Book )

45 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een miskend auteur hapt gretig toe als een vriend hem voorspiegelt dat een uitgever belangstelling voor zijn werk heeft
James Joyce by Italo Svevo( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekst van een lezing die de Italiaanse auteur in 1927 hield over het werk van zijn vriend, de Ierse auteur
Commedie by Italo Svevo( Book )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera omnia by Italo Svevo( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I racconti by Italo Svevo( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corto viaggio sentimentale e altri racconti inediti by Italo Svevo( Book )

35 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il vegliardo by Italo Svevo( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'assassinio di via Belpoggio by Italo Svevo( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que ce soit à travers l'assassin de la via Belpoggio ou à travers les réflexions de Zeno Cosini, l'auteur évoque la situation si difficile de l'homme, lourd de son passé et inquiet de son avenir
Saggi e pagine sparse by Italo Svevo( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere a Svevo by Bruno Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rigenerazione by Italo Svevo( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro by Italo Svevo( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Zeno's conscience
Alternative Names
Italo Svevo

Italo Svevo crivain italien

Italo Svevo escritor italiano

Italo Svevo Italiaans schrijver

Italo Svevo Italian writer

Italo Svevo italienischer Schriftsteller

Italo Svevo Rakousk spisovatel

Italo Svevo włoski pisarz i publicysta

Italus Svevo

Samigli , Ettore

Samigli, Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz, Aron Ettore

Schmitz, Aron Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz , Aron Hector

Schmitz, Aron Hector 1861-1928

Schmitz, E.

Schmitz , Ettore

Schmitz Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz, Hector

Schmitz, Hector 1861-1928

Schmitz, Hector Aron 1861-1928

Suevo, Italo

Suevo, Italo 1861-1928

Svevo, Italo

Svevo, Italo pseud

Zvevo, Italo

Итало Свево

Свево И. 1861-1928

Шмитц Э. 1861-1928

Італа Свева

Італо Звево

איטלו זבבו

إيتالو زفيفو، 1861-1928

ایتالو اسووو

이탈로 스베보


イタロ・ズヴェーヴォ, 1861-1928



Emilio's carnival = SenilitàA lifeConfessions of ZenoThe nice old man and the pretty girl and other storiesA perfect hoaxJames JoyceA ghost in Trieste