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Svevo, Italo 1861-1928

Works: 1,225 works in 4,583 publications in 17 languages and 38,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Humorous fiction  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Creator, Correspondent, Editor, Artist
Classifications: PQ4841.C482, 853.8
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Most widely held works by Italo Svevo
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

758 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,162 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 )

506 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,836 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 (Senilit, ̉ 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
A life by Italo Svevo( Book )

290 editions published between 1893 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Life is the gruelling 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 great 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 boss. But the emptiness 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 )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 747 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 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

105 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 491 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 social convention, and the cost of sexual desire. This novella is a marvel of psychological insight, following the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragic-comic end. It is presented here in a translation first commissioned and published by Virginia Woolf for her Hogarth Press. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. From the Trade Paperback edition
Stories of modern Italy, from Verga, Svevo and Pirandello to the present by Ben Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty-six stories, from Verga, Svevo and Pirandello to today's most important Italian writers, represents the major genre of modern Italian fiction"--Jacket
Romanzi by Italo Svevo( Book )

47 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commedie by Italo Svevo( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I racconti by Italo Svevo( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 216 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
Una burla riuscita : edizione critica sulla base di un nuovo testimone by Italo Svevo( Book )

30 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce by Italo Svevo( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfect hoax by Italo Svevo( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mario Samigli considers himself a man of letters. Although his one novel, written many years ago, was disregarded by press and public alike, he cherishes an enduring dream of literary success and acclaim. This elevated self-image is tolerated by some, including his invalid brother Giulio, but not all, and, prompted by the strength of his resentment, Mario's supposed friend Enrico Gaia decides to hoodwink him into believing that all his dreams have finally come true..." "Samigli is a laughable anti-hero: in business and relationships he shows an almost painful naivety, and he understands life only when translated into his own literary idiom, the fable. Through the subtle and painful construction and unravelling of the hoax, he is first carried away on his exalted dream of literary success and finally forced to confront his own weakness and folly. A skillfully crafted psychological comedy, and an ironic and affectionate portrayal of human failings, A Perfect Hoax explores some of Svevo's central themes - self-delusion, ineptitude and the troubled interaction of art and commerce."--BOOK JACKET
Corto viaggio sentimentale : racconto by Italo Svevo( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro by Italo Svevo( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saggi e pagine sparse by Italo Svevo( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere a Svevo by Bruno Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera omnia by Italo Svevo( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanzi by Italo Svevo( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.05 for In the sha ... to 0.84 for Romanzi / ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Zeno's conscience
Emilio's carnival = SenilitàA lifeThe nice old man and the pretty girl and other storiesUna burla riuscita : edizione critica sulla base di un nuovo testimoneJames JoyceA perfect hoaxMemoir of Italo Svevo
Alternative Names
Italo Svevo écrivain italien

Italo Svevo escriptor italià

Italo Svevo escritor italiano

Italo Svevo Italiaans schrijver

Italo Svevo Italian writer

Italo Svevo italienischer Schriftsteller

Italo Svevo italský spisovatel

Italo Svevo scriitor italian

Italo Svevo shkrimtar italian

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, Aron Hector (Ettore)

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

Šmicas Etorė

Šmicas Etorė Aaronas

Suevo, Italo

Suevo, Italo 1861-1928

Svevas Italas


Svevo, I.

Svevo, Italo

Svevo, Italo pseud

Zvevo, Italo

Звево И.

Звево Итало

Итало Звево италиански писател

Итало Свево

Свево И. 1861-1928

Свево Итало

Шмитц Э. 1861-1928

Шмиц Этторе

Італа Свева

Італо Звево

Իտալո Զվևո

איטלו זבבו סופר איטלקי

סבבו, איטאלו, 1861-1928

إيتالو زفيفو، 1861-1928

ایتالو اسووو نویسنده ایتالیایی

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