Svevo, Italo (Ettore Schmitz)

(1861–1928)
   Italian novelist. A businessman in Trieste, Schmitz wrote under the pen name of Svevo. James Joyce, who spent some years in Trieste, discovered him and their correspondence over some years was published in France and England. After two novels which met with no success, his semi-autobiographical Confessions of Zeno (Ital. 1923; Eng. 1930) was hailed as a masterpiece. Svevo was killed in a car accident and most of his collections of stories appeared posthumously: The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl (Ital. 1929; Eng. 1930), Short Sentimental Journey and Other Stories (Ital. 1949; Eng. 1967).

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  • SVEVO, ITALO — (pen name of Ettore Schmitz; 1861–1928), Italian novelist. Svevo s mother was an Italian, his father an Austrian. He was educated in Germany, and on returning to his native Trieste worked as a bank clerk. From 1889 he was a partner in an… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Svevo, Italo — orig. Ettore Schmitz born Dec. 19, 1861, Trieste, Austrian Empire died Sept. 13, 1928, Motta di Livenza, Italy Italian writer. Though family financial difficulties forced him to leave school and become a bank clerk, he read on his own and began… …   Universalium

  • Svevo, Italo — (pseud. Ettore Schmitz, 1861–1928)    Born in Trieste, Italo Svevo was a neglected genius who, by bitter irony, was killed in a road accident just as he was winning European wide fame for his dense, intellectually challenging novels. Svevo worked …   Historical Dictionary of modern Italy

  • Svevo, Italo — ► (1861 1928) Seudónimo de Ettore Schmitz, novelista italiano. Autor de La conciencia de Zeno. * * * orig. Ettore Schmitz (19 dic. 1861, Trieste, Imperio austríaco–13 sep. 1928, Motta di Livenza, Italia). Escritor italiano. A pesar de que… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Svevo, Italo — pseud. di Ettore Schmitz (Trieste 1861 Motta di Livenza, Treviso 1928) scrittore, caposcuola del romanzo coscienza …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Svevo, Italo (Schmitz, Ettore) — (1861 1928)    Italian writer. Born in Trieste, he was a bank clerk and manager of his father in law s paint factory. He converted to Catholicism. He used the pseudonym Italo Svevo for his first novel, Una vita …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Svevo — Italo Svevo (eigentlich: Hector Aron Schmitz, genannt Ettore Schmitz; * 19. Dezember 1861 in Triest; † 13. September 1928 in Motta di Livenza bei Treviso) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller. Svevo gilt als führender italienischer Romanautor des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Italo Svevo — (eigentlich: Hector Aron Schmitz, genannt Ettore Schmitz; * 19. Dezember 1861 in Triest; † 13. September 1928 in Motta di Livenza bei Treviso) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller. Svevo gilt als führender italienischer Romanautor des 20.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Italo Svevo — vers 1900 Nom de naissance Ettore Schmitz Autres noms Italo Svevo Activités écrivain Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Italo Svevo — Nombre de nacimiento Aron Hector Schmitz Nacimiento 19 de diciembre de 1861 Trieste, Italia …   Wikipedia Español

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