Zeno S Conscience

Author: Italo Svevo
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1101970227
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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.

The Facts On File Companion To The World Novel

Author: Michael Sollars
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108362
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Zeno Cosini

Author: Italo Svevo
ISBN: 9783499134852
Size: 12,25 MB
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Objects In Italian Life And Culture

Author: Paolo Bartoloni
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349948756
Size: 11,53 MB
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This book makes visible the hidden relations between things and individuals through a discussion of creative processes and cultural practices. Italian life and culture are filled with objects that cross, accompany, facilitate or disrupt experience, desires, and dreams. Yet in spite of their ubiquity, theoretical engagement in the Italian context is still underdeveloped. Paolo Bartoloni investigates four typologies—the fictional, migrant, multicultural/transnational, and the artificial—to hypothesize that the ability to treat things as partners of emotional and creative expression creates a sense of identity predicated on inclusivity, openness, care, and attention.

Further Confessions Of Zeno

Author: Italo Svevo
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520017535
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Das Alter N Des Zeno Cosini In La Coscienza Di Zeno Und Il Vegliardo Analyse Und Vergleich

Author: Margarita Mayzlina
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668469407
Size: 10,10 MB
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Italienische u. Sardische Sprache, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1.3, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gegenstand dieser Arbeit wird sein, das Alter(n) des jüngeren und des älteren Zeno Cosini anhand von La coscienza di Zeno und Il vegliardo zu untersuchen und zu sehen, wie der Protagonist diesbezüglich empfindet und urteilt. Nicht nur in diesen zwei Werken, auch in anderen Texten Svevos kommt dem Alter eine große Bedeutung zu: „Le note di Svevo sulla vecchiaia non si contano“.

Facetten Und Psychische Strategie Des Schwachen Helden In Italo Svevos Zeno Cosini

Author: Laura Dorfer
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364014340X
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Italienische u. Sardische Sprache, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1,3, Universitat Siegen (Romanische Literaturwissenschaft - franzosische und italienische Literatur ), Veranstaltung: Italo Svevo, Arthur Schnitzler im Dialog mit Sigmund Freud, 18 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die Inszenierung der Figur des Zeno Cosini als schwachen Helden im Romanwerk nachzuweisen. Hierfur werden zunachst verschiedene Facetten der charakterlichen Schwache Zenos aufgezeigt. Diese Facetten werden mit der Methode der psychoanalytischen Literaturinterpretation naher auf ihre Ursprunge untersucht. Inwieweit diese Pradispositionen Zeno in der Interaktion mit seiner Umwelt beeinflussen, wird im dritten Kapitel behandelt. Hierbei werden drei verschiedene Komplementarfigurentypen in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Antihelden betrachtet: Die begehrte, starke Frau, der uberlegene Rivale sowie der verhasste, starke Konkurrent. Schliesslich werden die Mechanismen zur Kompensation der Schwache analysiert, mit denen der schwache Held Zeno die eigene Minderwertigkeit zu verbergen und auszugleichen sucht und mit denen er sich gegen Angriffe aus der Aussenwelt schutzt. Abschliessend sollen die Ergebnisse resumiert werden und es ist zu diskutieren, inwieweit und in welcher Form es dem Antihelden gelingt, seine Schwache abzulegen."

Montale Debussy And Modernism

Author: Gian-Paolo Biasin
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086044X
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Integrating the study of both music and art into an exploration of the early poetry of Eugenio Montale (1896-1982), this book situates Italy's premier poet of the twentieth century within the Modernist movement. Gian-Paolo Biasin finds in Montale's poetry broad resonances, reverberations, and comparisons that involve it in the European culture of its time and that invite the reading of poetry, music, and painting as texts in a cultural system. This interdisciplinary approach expands our appreciation of Montale's work in a way not possible with literary analysis alone. Biasin's study first shows the structural homology between some of Debussy's preludes for piano and certain poems in Montale's Ossi di seppia, emphasizing the rhythmic qualities of the compositions. This formal analysis leads to an understanding of the respective texts' thematic, symbolic, and cultural meaning--specifically, antiheroism as a choice of life. Similar methodology is then used to reveal the relationship between the poetry of Montale and Giorgio Morandi's etchings and between Montale's poetic persona, Arsenio, and the novelistic characters of Svevo and Pirandello. Each of these comparisons brings to light a shared image, that of the clown (or antihero) as a mocking self-portrait of the modern artist. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Interstitial Writing

Author: Paolo Bartoloni
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1899293183
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This book pushes literary theory into unexplored grounds to articulate the modern and contemporary condition of interstitiality through an innovative discussion of literary and philosophical underpinnings and interpretation of works by Calvino, Caproni, Sereni and Svevo. It will appeal to Italianists and anyone studying Italian literature.

The Ethics Of Reading According To Emmanuel L Vinas

Author: Roland A. Champagne
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051839197
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Reading a text is an ethical activity for Emmanuel Levinas. His moral philosophy considers written texts to be natural places to discover relations of responsibility in Western philosophical systems which are marked by extreme violence and totalizing hatred. While ethics is understood to mean a relationship with the other and reading is the appropriation of the other to the self, readings according to Levinas naturally entail relationships with the other. Levinas's own writings are often frought with the struggle between his own maleness, the concerns of feminism, and the Judaism that marks his contributions to the debates of the Talmud. This book uses male feminism as its perspective in presenting the applications of Levinas's ethical vision to texts whose readings have presented moral dilemmas for women readers. Levinas's philosophical theories can provide keys to unlock the difficulties of these texts whose readings will provide models of reading as ethical acts beginning with the ethical contract in Song of Songswhere the assumption of a woman writer begins the elaboration of issues that sets a male reader as her other. From the reader's vantage point of seeing the self as other, other issues of male feminism become increasingly poignant, ranging from the solicitude of listening to Céline (Chapter 2), the responsibility for noise in Nizan (Chapter 3), the asymmetrical pattern of face-to-face relationships in Maupassant (Chapter 4), the sovereignty of laughter in Bataille and Zola (Chapter 5), the call of the other in Italo Svevo (Chapter 6), the Woman as Other in Breton (Chapter 7), the ethical self in Drieu la Rochelle (Chapter 8), the response to Hannah Arendt (Chapter 9), and the vulnerability of Bernard-Henri Lévy (Chapter 10). The male feminist reader is thus the incarnation of the struggle at the core of the issues outlined by Levinas for the act of reading as an ethical endeavor.