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    Original Essays | September 15, 2014

    Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



    There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Long hailed as a seminal work of modernism in the tradition of Joyce and Kafka, and now available in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo's charming and splendidly idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and endlessly self-deluding mind. The mind in question belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who is writing his confessions at the behest of his psychiatrist. Here are Zeno's interminable attempts to quit smoking, his courtship of the beautiful yet unresponsive Ada, his unexpected-and unexpectedly happy-marriage to Ada's homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. Relating these misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity at once unblinking and compassionate, Zeno's Conscience is a miracle of psychological realism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857152494
Author:
SVEVO, ITALO
Translator:
WEAVER, WILLIAM
Publisher:
EVERYMAN TRAVEL GUIDES
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS
Publication Date:
20011025
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
210 x 133 in.

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