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SVEVO, I.: Zeno's Conscience: Confessions of Zeno (Unabridged)

    
      

 

SVEVO, I.: Zeno's Conscience: Confessions of Zeno (Unabridged)

Known for inspiring James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, Zeno Cosini is the bumbling yet charming alter ego of Italo Svevo, who here lays bare a hilarious litany of neuroticisms about his health, friendships, family and women. Having submitted himself to Freudian psychoanalysis, the narrator keeps a diary with the aim of conquering his addiction to smoking. He describes his marriage to the woman he didn’t want to marry, how he drives his business partner to despair, and how his ‘last cigarette’ turns out to be one of many. Zeno is the classic ‘schlemiel’; his erratic foibles, his questionable logic and his curious inclination to self sabotage help shine a light on human behaviour in general, and reveal the many subtle half-truths people may tell themselves in order to defend their own actions and egos.


  Zeno's Conscience: Confessions of Zeno (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Zeno's Conscience 00:01:39
2.   Play with flash player Preamble 00:04:34
3.   Play with flash player Smoke 00:18:07
4.   Play with flash player I went to that doctor because I had been told… 00:19:11
5.   Play with flash player Her smile, which I so loved… 00:18:08
6.   Play with flash player My Father's Death 00:15:23
7.   Play with flash player One evening toward the end of March… 00:18:13
8.   Play with flash player The long hours of waiting followed. 00:17:19
9.   Play with flash player Last night, on the contrary… 00:16:48
10.   Play with flash player The Story of My Marriage 00:15:31
11.   Play with flash player I wept at my father - in - law's grave… 00:13:50
12.   Play with flash player It is hard to retrace the tender origins… 00:15:49
13.   Play with flash player In a very short time the Malfenti family became… 00:15:00
14.   Play with flash player I didn't listen to the girl… 00:15:12
15.   Play with flash player A little later I was glad I had remained… 00:16:23
16.   Play with flash player Five terrible days and five terrible nights followed… 00:12:49
17.   Play with flash player I limped, leaving that cafe'… 00:14:48
18.   Play with flash player Together we retraced our steps… 00:13:07
19.   Play with flash player Without the slightest hesitation, I went to… 00:14:24
20.   Play with flash player It was a bit late to turn on Guido… 00:18:01
21.   Play with flash player She looked at me, amazed and frightened. 00:14:49
22.   Play with flash player Thus it was that I became engaged. 00:16:05
23.   Play with flash player Then, point - blank, he started speaking ill… 00:15:17
24.   Play with flash player The desire to violate Augusta belongs to the first… 00:12:18
25.   Play with flash player Wife and Mistress 00:15:28
26.   Play with flash player I remember one evening in Venice… 00:16:29
27.   Play with flash player Enraged, I sulked in my tent… 00:14:44
28.   Play with flash player It seemed to me, too, that the genuinely sick man… 00:11:54
29.   Play with flash player The curious thing is that I felt it necessary to… 00:17:33
30.   Play with flash player Honesty is considered first of all that which is … 00:14:18
31.   Play with flash player Once awake, I was fully aware of the force… 00:15:53
32.   Play with flash player It seemed as if I wanted to regret her leaving us. 00:12:32
33.   Play with flash player Lunch was sad. Augusta sought no explanation… 00:15:03
34.   Play with flash player There, at Carla's side, my passion for Augusta… 00:14:27
35.   Play with flash player In the vestibule we found Dr Paoli… 00:16:07
36.   Play with flash player At my father - in - law's, I found the party had gone… 00:12:17
37.   Play with flash player I resumed the long, drab speech… 00:17:03
38.   Play with flash player For the first time I saw Carla's little face exactly… 00:15:48
39.   Play with flash player To keep me company, the building's concierge… 00:17:06
40.   Play with flash player Specifically, at the beginning of that spring… 00:16:09
41.   Play with flash player Before falling asleep, Augusta felt the need to… 00:16:08
42.   Play with flash player I tried to speak calmly while my lips were… 00:18:15
43.   Play with flash player The Story of a Business Partnership 00:15:45
44.   Play with flash player My good fortune kept me from being ruined… 00:15:38
45.   Play with flash player The arrival of Carmen brought much life into… 00:15:03
46.   Play with flash player My absence from the office had been provoked… 00:12:53
47.   Play with flash player One day, when Guido had invited me to… 00:15:34
48.   Play with flash player It seemed to me a divine punishment… 00:14:44
49.   Play with flash player A few days afterwards, he was overcome with… 00:14:43
50.   Play with flash player In Ada, too, goitre was absent… 00:14:40
51.   Play with flash player On the stroke of noon, when the train entered… 00:13:54
52.   Play with flash player Our walk reminded me of the one we took… 00:17:15
53.   Play with flash player In the days that followed, Guido's demeanour… 00:15:20
54.   Play with flash player But I was reluctant to leave that room… 00:13:44
55.   Play with flash player He gave up his plan, but the next day … 00:16:33
56.   Play with flash player That evening I spoke of it with Augusta… 00:15:30
57.   Play with flash player The first time, she ran into Nilini, who had once again… 00:13:55
58.   Play with flash player His character was evident in all… 00:13:36
59.   Play with flash player On the front steps of Guido's house… 00:14:01
60.   Play with flash player Thus I was late in learning of the night's events. 00:16:02
61.   Play with flash player We left the office at three and began to run… 00:13:11
62.   Play with flash player But the way Ada spoke to me was a painful surprise. 00:12:59
63.   Play with flash player Psychoanalysis 00:15:19
64.   Play with flash player In the doze to which I abandoned myself… 00:14:17
65.   Play with flash player In the end I grew very tired of the struggle… 00:18:39
66.   Play with flash player 26 June 1915 The war has overtaken me! 00:16:03
67.   Play with flash player Therefore I went down that hill fairly willingly… 00:16:18
68.   Play with flash player Translator's Introduction 00:15:37
69.   Play with flash player The years of the war were profoundly disruptive… 00:15:40

Total Playing Time: 17:16:52






Author(s):
Svevo, Italo

Reader(s):
Barrett, Sean

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0349

Barcode: 9781781982204

Release Date: 11/2019

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