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Contempt : New York Review Books Classics - Alberto Moravia


New York Review Books Classics

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781590171226
Number Of Pages: 272

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Contempt is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous—his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex—are evident in this story of a failing marriage. Contempt (which was to inspire Jean-Luc Godard's no-less-celebrated film) is an unflinching examination of desperation and self-deception in the emotional vacuum of modern consumer society.

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Rich in substance and resonant with meaning...a rare achievement. -- The New York Times Moravia remains one of the twentieth century's smoothest and most entertaining poets of paralysis, of the genial ennui generated by the triumph of materialism over humane values...his novels offer a bracing counterpoint to today's soft-hearted and -headed fiction. -- Boston Review

ISBN: 9781590171226
ISBN-10: 1590171225
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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