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Svevo, Italo 1861-1928

Works: 925 works in 4,266 publications in 18 languages and 36,139 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Records and correspondence  Novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PQ4841.C482, 853.8
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Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

716 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
As a man grows older by Italo Svevo( Book )

484 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,360 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 )

275 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Life is the story of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the divide between what he wants and what he actually has and gets." "Alfonso the bank clerk wants to be a poet and seems to be falling in love with Annetta, the vain and arrogant daughter of his employer. The failure of both his attempts at writing and at love lead to an ironic and painful conclusion."--BOOK JACKET
Further confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5 short stories and a play dealing with old age - its frustrations and consolations
Short sentimental journey, and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanzi by Italo Svevo( Book )

67 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nice old man and the pretty girl and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

101 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 439 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
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekst van een lezing die de Italiaanse auteur in 1927 hield over het werk van zijn vriend, de Ierse auteur
Emilio's carnival = Senilità by Italo Svevo( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, Svevo tells the story of the amorous entanglement of Emilio, a failed writer already old at 35, and Angiolina, a beautiful but promiscuous young woman. A study in jealousy and self torment, it is suffused with a tragic sense of existence
Commedie by Italo Svevo( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I racconti by Italo Svevo( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro è una raccolta dei racconti che Svevo scrisse durante la sua lunga attività letteraria interrotta purtroppo dall'inciedente stradale in cui perse la vita il 13 settembre del 1928. Le tematiche trattate sono quelle che lui ha affrontato in tutti i suoi romanzi: la condizione dell'uomo comune, del piccolo borgherse, la sua mediocrità, i suoi vizi e le sue abitudini. Per questo l'uomo sveviano può essere definito un antieroe, un uomo senza qualità che non sa vivere come e con gli altri ma che però è pienamente consapevole del proprio fallimento. Dunque i protagonisti dei romanzi di Svevo sono dei vinti, vittime non tanto degli eventi, spesso i più comuni, che qualunque persona sana saprebbe affrontare a proprio vantaggio, bensì sono vittime del Caso o delle strutture sociali
Corto viaggio sentimentale = Court voyage sentimental by Italo Svevo( Book )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme âgé échappe à la routine du quotidien familial pour un court voyage qui s'offre à lui comme une aventure... On retrouve cette infatigable enquête sur eux-mêmes que poursuivent les héros de Svevo et l'éternel monologue intérieur auquel ils se livrent
Una vita. Senilità. La coscienza di Zeno. La novella del buon vecchio e della fanciulla ed altri scritti by Italo Svevo( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno : La coscienza di Zeno, La rigenerazione, Racconti e altri testi by Italo Svevo( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 1987 in Italian and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere a Svevo by Bruno Maier( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il vegliardo by Italo Svevo( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saggi e pagine sparse by Italo Svevo( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro by Italo Svevo( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rigenerazione by Italo Svevo( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 74-jarige inwoner van Triëst hoopt er door plastische chirurgie een stuk jonger uit te zien
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Zeno's conscience
Alternative Names
Italo Svevo écrivain italien

Italo Svevo escritor italiano

Italo Svevo Italiaans schrijver

Italo Svevo Italian writer

Italo Svevo italienischer Schriftsteller

Italo Svevo italský spisovatel

Italo Svevo włoski pisarz i publicysta

Italus Svevo

Samigli, E. 1861-1928

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, Ettore Wirkl. Name von Italo Svevo 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 Звево италиански писател

Итало Свево

Свево И. 1861-1928

Шмитц Э. 1861-1928

Італа Свева

Італо Звево

Իտալո Զվևո

איטלו זבבו

إيتالو زفيفو، 1861-1928

ایتالو اسووو

스베보, 이탈로 1861-1928

이탈로 스베보


イタロ・ズヴェーヴォ, 1861-1928

サミリ, E.

シュミッツ, エットレ


ズヴェーヴォ, イタロ


As a man grows olderA lifeA perfect hoaxThe nice old man and the pretty girl and other storiesJames JoyceEmilio's carnival = SenilitàA ghost in Trieste