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livia veneziani svevo

Memoir of Italo Svevo

Italo Svevo stands alongside Proust, Kafka, Musil and Joyce (who taught him English) among the makers of modern consciousness. Besides his wife’s memoir, including extracts from his journals and letters, this volume contains Svevo’s 1927 Milan lecture on Joyce.

The author (1874–1957) was married to Ettore Schmitz (alias Italo Svevo) for thirty-three years.


‘affectionate, informative and a pleasure to read’

Washington Post

‘touching as well as interesting, scrupulously edited and produced’

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