Senilità by Italo Svevo

Senilità, translated into English as As a Man Grows Older or Emilio's Carnival, is Italo Svevo's second novel, first published in 1898. 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"). The story was covered in the Italian 1962 movie Careless, directed by Mauro Bolognini.

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Senilità (Italian Edition) Paperback 18890572 $14.67 $21.86 2008
Senilità (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 4214367 2016
Senilità (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 4070790 2013
Emilio's Carnival Paperback 4076986 $11.46 $1.00 2001
Senilità (Italian Edition) Paperback 3681152 $7.71 $26.18 2012
Senilità di Italo Svevo (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 2502765 2011
Senilità Hardcover 16727825 $24.99
Senilita Hardcover 21442400 $22.22 $17.08 2003
Senilità Audible Audiobook 190404 $9.95 2009
Emilio's Carnival (Senilita) (Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Mo) Hardcover 10315689 $860.48 2001
Emilio's Carnival Hardcover 1918577 $26.20 $3.92 2001
Senilità: con illustrazioni (I libri delle vacanze) (Italian Edition) Paperback 1620493 $6.26 2019
Senilità (Italian Edition) Paperback 5965615 $7.28 2017
Senilita (Italian Edition) Paperback 14799462 $196.00 $3.83 1996
Senilità (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 1063973 2010
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Svevo. Senilità (LeggereGiovane) (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 5339483 2015
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Senilità (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 3242060 2012
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