Confessions of Zeno

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930.

Svevo's best work, justly lauded as the "great modern Italian novel"

(Item #851) Confessions of Zeno. Italo Svevo, Aron Ettore Schmitz.

Confessions of Zeno

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First American edition. A lovely copy of Svevo's best work, a novel that is widely regarded as the "great modern Italian novel." Book Fine with a touch of mottling to the cloth on the rear board, otherwise clean, fresh and unread. In a Very Good + price-clipped dust jacket with small chips at the spine ends and one corner, otherwise in a quite attractive state.

Self-published in 1923, the novel was largely ignored until championed by James Joyce, who had known Svevo and his writing for over 15 years. In fact, Svevo is credited as the inspiration for Joyce's immortal Leopold Bloom character in Ulysses. A charming, riotous work of psychological realism in which Svevo's neurotic character writes his memoirs on the advice of his shrink.
Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #851)

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