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Italo Svevo

Italo Svevo was the pen name of Ettore Schmitz, who was born in Trieste in 1861. He wrote two books as a young man, but failed to achieve any literary renown. Confessions of Zeno came to the attention of literary circles in Paris through Svevo’s connection with James Joyce and was soon recognized as a comic masterpiece. Beryl de Zoete (1879 – 1962) was a ballet dancer, dance critic, dance researcher as well as a translator. She traveled extensively in Bali and South Asia and co-wrote the classic Dance and Drama in Bali. Michael Hofmann is a German-born poet and translator.
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