Extract from Italo Svevo (Ettore Schmitz), 'James Joyce', // Convegno, xviii (January, 1938), 135-58. Originally a lecture delivered at Milan in 1927; a brief portion of this work appeared as 'Trieste, 1907' (translated Herbert Alexander), Literary World, No. 1 (May 1934), 2. The lecture was enlarged, and was translated by Stanislaus Joyce as James Joyce (1950) [90 pp.] (from which the present text is taken), reprinted 1967.