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A Perfect Hoax Italo Svevo

A Perfect Hoax By Italo Svevo

A Perfect Hoax by Italo Svevo


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In this tragicomic study of deception and disappointment, Italo Svevo - who himself was an undiscovered writer until his old age - parodies elements of his own life and offers an insightful psychological portrait of a person who has lost touch with reality.

A Perfect Hoax Summary

A Perfect Hoax by Italo Svevo

Travelling salesman Enrico Gaia decides to play a trick on the conceited ageing litterateur Mario Samigli: he dupes him into thinking that a representative of a prestigious Viennese publishing house wants to commission a German translation of a long-forgotten novel Samigli had written and published at his own expense forty years ago. This leads the old man to reach new heights of self-delusion, spurred on by Gaia's succession of ruses. In this tragicomic study of deception and disappointment, Italo Svevo - who himself was an undiscovered writer until his old age - parodies elements of his own life and offers an insightful psychological portrait of a person who has lost touch with reality.

A Perfect Hoax Reviews

...a wonderful comedy where the resourcefulness of the vain and creative mind is aided by a variety of unlikely circumstances in its desperate effort to reconstruct self-esteem and serenity -- Tim Parks

About Italo Svevo

Born in Trieste to a Jewish German father and an Italian mother, Italo Svevo (1861-1928) worked for his father-in-law's paint business for most of his life and was unknown as a writer until the 1923 publication of Zeno's Conscience, which is now considered a classic of Italian fiction.

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NGR9781847497758
9781847497758
1847497756
A Perfect Hoax by Italo Svevo
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2018-11-22
114
N/A
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