Italo Svevo


Born
in Trieste (formerly of Austria), Italy
December 19, 1861

Died
September 13, 1928

Genre

Influences


Aron Hector Schmitz, better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo was an Italian writer, businessman, novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

A close friend of Irish novelist and poet James Joyce, Svevo was considered a pioneer of the psychological novel in Italy and is best known for his classic modernist novel La coscienza di Zeno (1923), a work that had a profound effect on the movement.

Average rating: 3.74 · 24,469 ratings · 1,263 reviews · 132 distinct worksSimilar authors
Zeno's Conscience

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3.81 avg rating — 18,390 ratings — published 1923 — 351 editions
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As a Man Grows Older

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3.53 avg rating — 2,612 ratings — published 1898 — 152 editions
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Una vita

3.54 avg rating — 1,038 ratings — published 1892 — 89 editions
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La coscienza di Zeno. Senil...

3.81 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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La coscienza di Zeno / Seni...

3.87 avg rating — 197 ratings
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The Nice Old Man and the Pr...

3.12 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 1926 — 40 editions
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Corto viaggio sentimentale

3.42 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 1949 — 33 editions
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A Perfect Hoax

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3.44 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1927 — 32 editions
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I racconti

3.72 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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Further Confessions of Zeno

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“You see things less clearly when you open your eyes too wide. ”
Italo Svevo, Zeno's Conscience

“Who knows whether, if I had given up smoking, I should really have become the strong perfect man I imagined? Perhaps it was this very doubt that bound me to my vice, because life is so much pleasanter if one is able to believe in one's own latent greatness”
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“It is comfortable to live in the belief that you are great, though your greatness is latent. ”
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