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Svevo, Italo (pseudonym of Ettore Schmitz)

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Born: 1861 AD
Died: 1928 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Novelists

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1861 - Born on the 19th of December in Trieste, Austrian Empire.

1892 - Svevo's first novel, Una vita, was revolutionary in its analytic, introspective treatment of the agonies of an ineffectual hero.

1907 - Svevo to visit England in the years that followed, and a decisive step in his life was to engage a young man, James Joyce, as his English tutor in Trieste.

1923 -  He wrote what became his most famous novel, La coscienza di Zeno, a brilliant work in the form of a patient's statement for his psychiatrist.

1925 - his reputation grew more slowly, though the poet Eugenio Montale wrote a laudatory essay on him in a issue of L'Esame.

1928 - Died on the 13th of September in Motta di Livenza, Italy.

1930 - The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl.

1949 - Short Sentimental Journey and Other Stories.

1954 - Essays and Scattered Pages.

1960 - Commedie.

1966 - Svevo ultimately has been recognized as one of the most important figures in modern Italian literary history.

1969 - Further Confessions of Zeno.



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