Confessions of Zeno | Critical Review by Thomas G. Bergin

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Critical Review by Thomas G. Bergin

SOURCE: A review of Further Confessions of Zeno, in Saturday Review, Vol. Lll, No. 37, September 13, 1969, p. 33.

Here, Bergin laments that Svevo was not able to complete Further Confessions of Zeno, asserting that "on the evidence of these fragments it might have been Svevo 's finest work. "

Posterity has been kind to Ettore Schmitz, the disillusioned bourgeois of Trieste who chose to call himself "Swabian Italian"; it has more than atoned for the stony indifference of his contemporaries. With the sole exception of Giovanni Verga there is no other Italian prose writer of the turn of the century who can speak with familiarity and authority to readers of today. If the sponsorship of Joyce was crucial in bringing Svevo to the attention of the literary world, his survival is nevertheless due to his own merits, well exemplified in the...

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