The Hoax

dust jacket of "The Hoax"
E.J. Pratt Library

Rights Holder

Penguin Random House Archive and Library

Author

Italo Svevo

Description

A novel about a sixty-year old author whose "puppets were really sad at the bottom" and who writes little fables which he carries around with him in his pockets. The writer lives with his brother Giulio, who humours him in his illusions of success. They live a regime governed by persistent habits and are essentially unflappable in their practices. The story is told somewhat in the manner of a fable.

Genre

Novel

Original Language

English

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