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James Joyce and Italo Svevo: The Story of a Friendship



James Joyce and Italo Svevo: The Story of a Friendship

Launch of the book by Stanley Price

James Joyce left Dublin in 1904, bound for Trieste and a job teaching English at the Berlitz School. He was to live there for the next eleven years. Italo Svevo, born and bred in Trieste, worked there for his family’s marine paint company. In 1907, wanting to improve his English, Svevo went to Berlitz, where Joyce became his teacher. Despite their different backgrounds, Irish Catholic and Triestene Jewish, they had, intellectually, much in common. Joyce improved Svevo’s English. Svevo helped Joyce stay solvent, and also became the inspiration for Leopold Bloom.“Dunque, caro signor Schmitz, se ghe xe qualchedun de sua famiglia che viaggia per ste parti la mi faria un regalo portando quel fagotto che non xe pesante gnanca per sogno.” James Joyce to Italo Svevo, 1921Stanley Price is a novelist and playwright. He was brought up in Dublin and went on to read history at Cambridge University and then work as a journalist in London and New York. He has written five plays, eight television screenplays, five novels, and two works of non-fiction, Somewhere to Hang my Hat – An Irish Jewish Journey and The Road To Apocalaypse (with Munro Price). Several of his television plays, including Genghis Cohn and Close Relations have won international awards. He now lives in London.The book will be launched by Prof. Liberato Santoro-Brienza, HRHA. Among his many publications, we would like to mention Talking of Joyce, the book he co-authored with Umberto Eco, published in 1998 by University City College Dublin Press with the sponsorship of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin


Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Entrance : Free