Zeno's Conscience: A Novel

Zeno's Conscience: A Novel


lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now on hand in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s captivating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and ceaselessly self-deluding brain. The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed below are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to give up smoking, his courtship of the gorgeous but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and by surprise happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. bearing on those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity instantly unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.

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