One does not become a writer solely through genius or sudden bursts of inspiration. One becomes a writer the way some people decide to circumnavigate the globe in a boat : to learn of other places and other emotions. To struggle against our stifling reality where people are born, live and die without ever having imagined that it is possible that areal life lies elsewhere. The story of Svevo is one of an ordinary man who, fighting against himself, against others and against words and the blank page, ends up achieving the destiny of his dreams. La Conscience de Svevo is the story of his struggle.