A marvel of psychological insight from one of the most important Italian literary figures of the twentieth century.
Italo Svevo (1861-1928) lived most of his life in Trieste, now part of Italy, but then a port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Zeno's Conscience is his greatest work, seen by James Joyce as one of the century's handful of masterpieces. His other novels include As a Man Grows Older and A Life.
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