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The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

Svevo, Italo

(Book - 2010)
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The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl
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The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns: individual conscience versus social convention and the cost of desire. His novella is a marvel of psychological insight, following the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragicomic end. It is presented here in a translation first commissioned and published by Virginia Woolfe for her Hogarth Press.

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Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2010
ISBN: 1933633891
9781933633893
Branch Call Number: FICTION SVEVO 2010
Characteristics: 92 p. ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Collison-Morley, Lacy 1875-

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The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns: individual conscience versus social convention and the cost of desire.


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