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A Week in Literary History

December 19th, 2002

Italian writer Italo Svevo (The Confessions of Zeno, 1923) is born Aron Ettore Schmitz in Trieste in 1861.

Italo Svevo, b. December 19, 1861, d. 1928

svevoSvevo would have been utterly unnoticed as a writer had it not been for James Joyce, who read The Confessions of Zeno and had it translated into French and published in Paris. There the Italian critics finally discovered it, which enabled Svevo to take his place as a minor figure in world literature.

Suggested Reading Novels Senilità, 1898. The Confessions of Zeno, 1923.

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