Italo Svevo

Biography

Italian writer, born in Trieste, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1861, and most well known for the novel _La coscienza di Zeno_.

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Argos and His Master
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Life is this way: first you have to beg for things and then you have to growl to keep them." Argos's master has been sent to the mountains for his health. Bored, he resolves to teach his hunting dog to talk. The experiment fails, but he himself--the more advanced animal--manages to learn Argos's language.
Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Roberto and his wife have just dropped off their children at the station and are now alone with each other in their suddenly quiet house. This brief tale, left unfinished, is one of Svevo's most terrifying.
Generous Wine
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At a wedding party thrown for one of his wife's nieces, an older man is given permission to go off of his normally strict diet. Partaking too heavily of the food and wine, he becomes irascible and is rebuked in public by his wife and daughter. That night, in bed, in which, try as he might, he is unable to find a comfortable position, he has terrifying visions.
The Mother
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"In a valley enclosed by wooded hills, cheerful in the colors of spring, stood, one next to the other, two large, unadorned houses, stone and lime. They seemed made by the same hand, and even the gardens, enclosed by hedges and located in front of each of the houses, were of the same size and shape. But those who lived in them did not share the same fate."
The Murder on Via Belpoggio
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Everyone felt his own beloved person threatened," notes the narrator of Svevo's sarcastic tale of a bungling murderer on the loose in the city of Trieste.
The Broken Triangle
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
"I desire a lot of women, almost all of them, really. It’s my way of hating them, because they give me reason to. They won’t have anything to do with me."
Inferiority
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A gentleman bets a friend of his that he will be able to cow him into turning over his wallet to him before the evening is out. In an attempt to win his bet, he and another friend, Baron Squatti, enlist the help of their intended victim's manservant, Giovanni. Genre: theater
Two Plays
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"My husband exists only insofar as he bores me." --from Italo Svevo's one-act farce _An Unpublished Play_. Selection also includes the brief and lively monologue _Before the Ball_.

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