As a Man Grows Older (Modern Classics)

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9780140023190: As a Man Grows Older (Modern Classics)

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Italo Svevo (1861-1928), whose given name was Ettore Schmitz, was born in Trieste into a Jewish family of Italian and German descent-as his pseudonym reflects. Svevo published two novels in the 1890s, A Life and As a Man Grows Older, but after they were dismissed by critics and ignored by the public, he abandoned literature and went to work in his father-in-law's paint business. He returned to writing only after the young man whom he had hired to tutor him in English, James Joyce, asked to see his novels and expressed admiration for them. With Joyce's support, he published The Confessions of Zeno in 1923 to international acclaim. Svevo had finished a new book ( The Tale of the Good Old Man and of the Lovely Young Girl) and was at work on another when he was killed in a car crash in 1928.

James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York. He has published three books of poetry— A Jump Start, Woman Police Officer in Elevator, and Landscape with Chainsaw—and three collections of short stories, most recently Besieged (Selected Stories), of which the title story was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Italo Svevo
Published by Penguin Modern Classics (1983)
ISBN 10: 0140023194 ISBN 13: 9780140023190
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Book Description Penguin Modern Classics, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140023194

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