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A Life by Italo Svevo, ISBN: 9781782274131
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ISBN: 9781782274131
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Published: 1 February, 2018
Format: Paperback
Language: English

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A Life

Alfonso the bank clerk wants to be a poet and seems to be falling in love with Annetta, the vain and arrogant daughter of his boss. But the emptiness of his attempts at both writing and love lead to an ironic and painful conclusion. A Life is the gruelling tale of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the great divide between what he wants, what he actually has and what he gets.

'If you have never read Svevo, do as soon as you can. He is beautiful and important.' - New Statesman

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