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Contempt by Alberto Moravia

The prose is so perfect, exact, clear covering such a gamut of emotions and thoughts. Goodreads alnerto you keep track of books you want to read. Besides, now he changes his mind and the reasons he is thin, nervous, etc. In a brilliant parallel, Moravia draws Ulysses into the story – the film-makers begin to make a modern-day adaptation of Odyssey not the ‘debasement’ that Joyce did, by making great heroes into morose losers.

Stay in war for long 10 years. If he says the stuff he says to us in the book outloud to her I’m pretty sure she would leave just because of him.

And here lies a story about a man who is blinded by his indifference to the world. Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpinned by high social and cultural awareness.

At times he thinks way morava slowly. As it is easier to simply weep, we are thus left with a blur of moraia that we’d just as soon forget. This is my third Moravia and damn if he hasn’t become one of my favorites now!

After reading The Empty Canvas this summer, the book hat left me thinking about it for weeks, I was hooked on Alberto Moravia. A litle side note: She even smiled at me once our eyes met.


Is her love dying? View all 10 comments. It made me feel sympathy for the narrator just as much as I felt like he was pathetic and I was living in the same nightmare as he was. People who have already bought and paid for it. Be sure also to the Jean-Luc G This is a well done story about a marriage break-up in the movie industry.

Along with the troubled couple, the novel only features albeeto other characters, film producer Battista, an arrogant and overbearing individual who has eyes for Emilia, and German Director Rheinhold who wants to make a film version of Homers’s Odyssey. In either case, it lends an interesting touch to the book, especially by placing a parallel between a great hero and his regular protagonist.

Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpin Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle, was ip of the leading Italian novelists of the twentieth century whose novels explore matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism. She is the Penelope to my Ulysses. Love on the Riviera Writer. The name is just apt for the book and everyone is disrespecting everyone else in the book A feeling that soon becomes contagious and spreads to the wife and rest of his social circle.

Now bring in a director who incessantly analyzes Ulysses from Odysseyrepeat the phrases from the previous part whenever the director shuts up and that’s another pages. He was married to Carmen Llera and Elsa Morante.

We were married for 2 years when my wife stopped loving me. It’s difficult because while I A telling novel of a marriage gone horribly wrong, of lines of communication closed and the inability to reconnect.


The ending shows ‘a sense of reconciliation and acceptance of life … absent from most of his earlier work. In fact, Moravia did succeed in portraying the obsessive, supremely self-centered and over-analytic narrator, Riccardo Molteni, pretty well. Read it if you want to witness and perhaps relive the rather rapid disintegration of a long-term relationship, step by torturous step.

On the contrary, Molteni’s narration is excruciatingly dispgezzo to read and insufferably repetitive. Open Preview See a Problem? In Le Monde ‘s Books of the Centurypublished inFrench readers voted the book the 48th most memorable.

Told with a profound sense of melancholy, the narrative possesses both an unpleasant behind-closed-doors feel, mixed with tragedy and farce. All this to support his new wife Emilia, the new flat he has taken, the new car he has bought, the maid who cooks and cleans for them and the secretary who comes in to type for him. View all 18 comments. According to his Freudian reading, Odysseus participates in the war because he wants to escape an unhappy relationship: Start your free trial.

Having drank the book in a few quick gulps I was able to conjure some pity and at times, perhaps those spent directly in the sun, even sympathy for the wretched Molteni.

But what, or rather, who stood looming above every trace of faint memory from the film was, of course, superhuman BB.

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The narrator sometimes gets stuck at one thought and writes an entire page saying the same thing several times.