Philip Hensher

The Friendship of Joyce and Svevo
James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907 when Joyce was Svevo’s English teacher at the Berlitz School. Their friendship endured the political and cultural upheavals of the early 20th century and is explored in rich detail in this elegant new book by Stanley Price. Their story has a fascinating supporting cast including: Yeats and Shaw, Proust and Hemingway, Freud and Jung, Eliot and Wells. When Ulysses was published in Paris in 1922, its success enabled Joyce to introduce Svevo to...