Italo Svevo (Svevo Italo)( Italian writer.)
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Biography Italo Svevo (Svevo Italo)
Real name - Ettore Schmitz (Ettore Schmitz). Born December 19, 1861 in Trieste (Austria, now in Italy). In 19 years engaged in trade, the literature addressed only in their thirties. His first work - a naturalistic novel, One Life (Una vita, 1892), the history of the stormy love story and exhausting work which bring the young man - the hero of the book - to suicide. The book went unnoticed and was out of oblivion until many years later. Equally indifferent to the criticism and took another novel - Senility (Senilita, 1898), describing a young man, passing in the world of dreams, in order to preserve an idealized image of women. Then Svevo stopped printing and concentrated on commercial activities.
In 1906 he began taking English lessons at Dzh.Dzhoysa who taught at that time in Trieste. Joyce encouraged Svevo continue literary works and in 1923 contributed to the publication in France Self-Knowledge Zeno (La coscienza di Zeno). Zeno, atypical for the protagonist's character - the depth of himself, torn by doubts man - with the help of psychoanalysis attempts to quit smoking. At the insistence of the psychoanalyst, he writes his memoirs and reveals subconscious perekraivaya and distorting the main events of his life.
Fame to Svevo's too late - September 13, 1928 he died in a car crash. Many of the works Svevo - stories, diaries and unfinished continuation Self-Knowledge Zeno - were published posthumously.