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Confessions of Zeno
Zeno, an unsuccessful businessman with very high self-regard living in Trieste (eastern edge of Italy) in the first couple decades of the Twentieth century, is in therapy and decides to write down his memories. He talks about dithering between chemistry and law in school, his unending attempts to have "one last cigarette," his affairs, his marriage to the third of the sisters he asked to wed him, and the disastrous business he went into with a brother-in...