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Sénilité

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This is a French translation of the novel first published in Italian as Senilità by Italo Svevo in 1898. This first French edition was published in Paris by Calmann-Levy in 1930, translated by Paul-Henri Michel.

The novel's protagonist is Emilio Brentani, a failed writer torn between his longing for love and pleasure and his regret for not enjoying either. In the novel, Svevo addresses the problems of ineptitude and of the inability on the part of the protagonist to manage his own inner, sentimental life. The indecisiveness and inaction with which Emilio deals with affairs in his life lead him to shut out his memories, leaving him in a state of spiritual old age (hence the title "Senility").

Overall the condition is good used, commensurate with age. The volume is quarter bound in leather with marbled boards. The edges of the boards and some of the leather is slightly worn. The fore and end papers are foxed, but the main text block is clean and somewhat yellowed.

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Author(s):
Svevo, Italo
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
271
Publisher:
Calman-Lévy, Paris
Title:
Sénilité

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This is a French translation of the novel first published in Italian as Senilità by Italo Svevo in 1898. This first French edition was published in Paris by Calmann-Levy in 1930, translated by Paul-Henri Michel.

The novel's protagonist is Emilio Brentani, a failed writer torn between his longing for love and pleasure and his regret for not enjoying either. In the novel, Svevo addresses the problems of ineptitude and of the inability on the part of the protagonist to manage his own inner, sentimental life. The indecisiveness and inaction with which Emilio deals with affairs in his life lead him to shut out his memories, leaving him in a state of spiritual old age (hence the title "Senility").

Overall the condition is good used, commensurate with age. The volume is quarter bound in leather with marbled boards. The edges of the boards and some of the leather is slightly worn. The fore and end papers are foxed, but the main text block is clean and somewhat yellowed.

Author(s):
Svevo, Italo
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
271
Publisher:
Calman-Lévy, Paris
Title:
Sénilité

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