In the latest On the Square feature, Gabriel Torretta  reviews Italo Svevo’s novel  Zeno’s Conscience :

Thus concludes the self-assessment of Zeno, the vice-ridden, spineless, hypochondriac narrator of Italo Svevo’s modernist classic  Zeno’s Conscience , a fictional psychological memoir that drags the reader through four hundred pages of mental blind alleys, rabbit trails, and switchbacks, following one of literature’s most unreliable narrators as he traces the sordid topography of his mind.