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The writer Italo Svevo had many things in common with other writers: a long struggle for recognition; a mutually respectful friendship with a noteworthy author (in Svevo's case, James Joyce); and a long list of neuroses. His choice of a wife, however, was anything but common. Livia Veneziani Svevo tirelessly worked on her husband's behalf after his tragic early death and a ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published May 18th 2001 by Marlboro Press (first published April 1st 1989)
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Italo Svevo (real name Ettore Schmitz) is/was a Jewish Italian writer who was born before the turn of the century and who wrote around the time of the first world war and between the wars. He was first recognized by James Joyce, who became a great friend of his. Svevo married Livia Veneziani who put together this memoir from letters, unpublished and published pieces, and her own recollections. It is an excellent book for a writer to read, especially encouraging since Svevo self-published most of ...more
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