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Written by Alberto MoraviaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alberto Moravia
Translated by Angus DavidsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Angus Davidson
Introduction by William WeaverAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Weaver

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On Sale: July 20, 2011
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-1-59017-483-8
Published by : NYRB Classics New York Review Books
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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."
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Alberto Moravia, born in Rome in 1907, was one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. His novels, which include The Woman of Rome, The Conformist, Contempt, and Two Women, have been turned into films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Jean-Luc Godard. He died in 1990.
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“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.”—Nicola Chiaromonte, Partisan Review

“Precise, calculating, decadent and quite brilliant.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Boredom is Moravia’s most succinct exploration of the quiet desperation at the heart of the automated human...one of Moravia’s funniest explorations on the origins of middle-class funk.” —Bill Marx, Boston Review

  • Boredom by Alberto Moravia
  • July 31, 2004
  • Fiction - Literary; Fiction
  • NYRB Classics
  • $15.95
  • 9781590171219

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