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The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following the World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society. Boredom , the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations between money, sex, and imperiled masculinity. This powerful and disturbing study in the pathology of modern life is one of the masterworks of a writer whom as Anthony Burgess once remarked, was "always trying to get to the bottom of the human imbroglio. The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society. Alberto Moravia, born in Rome in , was one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century.

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While our office is shut down due to COVID, we encourage you to purchase this title through bookshop. Click here to order. The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society.

Boredom, the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations between money, sex, and imperiled masculinity. This powerful and disturbing study in the pathology of modern life is one of the masterworks of a writer who, as Anthony Burgess once remarked, was "always trying to get to the bottom of the human imbroglio.

In its moral and artistic economy, [ Boredom ] is perhaps the most successful of all Moravia's work No one has depicted a series of carnal acts, frenzied yet cold in their automatism—nudity, desire and its outlet—with such complete lack of complacence, such impassive truthfulness. Boredom is Moravia's most succinct exploration of the quiet desperation at the heart of the automated human This title can be purchased from your favorite e-book retailer, including many independent booksellers.

Praise In its moral and artistic economy, [ Boredom ] is perhaps the most successful of all Moravia's work Share 0 Tweet 0. Related Books and Other Items.

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His novels explored matters of modern sexuality , social alienation and existentialism. Moravia is best known for his debut novel Gli indifferenti and for the anti-fascist novel Il Conformista The Conformist , the basis for the film The Conformist directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Moravia once remarked that the most important facts of his life had been his illness, a tubercular infection of the bones that confined him to a bed for five years and Fascism , because they both caused him to suffer and do things he otherwise would not have done. It was rooted in the tradition of nineteenth-century narrative, underpinned by high social and cultural awareness. Alberto Pincherle the pen-name "Moravia" was a surname linked to the family was born in Via Sgambati in Rome, Italy, to a wealthy middle-class family. His Jewish Venetian father, Carlo, was an architect and a painter.

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This book was originally written and published in Italian in and this English translation has been done by Angus Davidson. One notices immediately from these books that Moravia is an author who is interested in exploring the depths of the human, male psyche. He is not afraid to explore taboo subjects and depict flawed characters who are trying to grapple with the trappings of their own minds. Dino has grown up in the lap of luxury due to the fact that his mother is rather wealthy. She lives in an opulent home on the Via Appia in Italy and employs several servants, a gardener and a cook.

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