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Boredom : New York Review Books Classics - Alberto Moravia


New York Review Books Classics

Paperback Published: 9th January 1999
ISBN: 9781590171219
Number Of Pages: 352

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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."

"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

ISBN: 9781590171219
ISBN-10: 1590171217
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th January 1999
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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