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hardback with dustjacket (well preserved, but old adhesive tape browning to flaps, library bookplate and stamp to title, good
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Svevo has the capacity so rare as to be almost unknown in the English novel of handling emotional relationships with a combined tenderness, humor and realism .He writes about characters and situations of universal application.
The Times Literary Supplement"
Svevo has the capacity--so rare as to be almost unknown in the English novel--of handling emotional relationships with a combined tenderness, humor and realism....He writes about characters and situations of universal application.
-- The Times Literary Supplement
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.
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Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1962-12-01, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. The dust jacket might be missing. Seller Inventory # DS-0436508001-3
Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Translation by Beryl De Zoete. Gorgeous book and jacket both in FINE condition. Seller Inventory # 000121