Photographer's Note

One of the reasons why I wanted to visit Trieste is that the city is home to some of my literary heroes.


Aron Ettore Schmitz (19 December 1861 – 13 September 1928), better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo, was an Italian writer, businessman, novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

Svevo is considered to be a pioneer of the psychological novel and is best known for La Coscienza di Zeno (1923), which is often translated as Confessions of Zeno.

When Italo Svevo was born in Trieste, it was still in Austrian Empire. His father was a Jewish German, his mother Italian. He himself spoke Italian as a second language, the Triestine dialect being his native language.

Svevo was a close friend of James Joyce, who used him as a template for Leopold Bloom in Ulysses.

These days people use their mobile phones for confessions.


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