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Conjugal Love by Alberto Moravia
Book DescriptionThis is Alberto Moravia's short, psychologically-acute novel of sex, art, and obsession in an entirely new English translation. Silvio is an Italian dilettante and would-be novelist whose ambitions considerably outweigh his talent. He and his wife Leda move to the country so he can devote himself to his first book - they even decide to abstain from sex, temporarily, to conserve his creative energies. Perhaps predictably, the strain on their young marriage quickly begins to show, and when the local barber makes a pass at Leda, he sets up a standoff that will expose, for a moment, all of the self-deception, hollowness, and redemptive power in Silvio's life and love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590512210
(195mm x 130mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Other Press LLC
Publisher: Other Press LLC
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alberto Moravia
Agostino, Paperback (November 2014)
Alberto Moravia's classic, startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1942 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career.
Sealed in Stone, Paperback (January 2001)
Self-imprisoned in a Parisian cemetery wall, a woman reflects on the savage turmoil of the medieval world.
Conformist, Paperback (February 2000)
Secrecy and silence are second nature to Marcello Clerici, the hero of "The Conformist." But when he's ordered to kill his former professor to demonstrate loyalty to the Fascist state, the act has repercussions none could foresee.
Contempt, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Alberto Moravia
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.
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Author Biography - Alberto Moravia
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 Rome in 1990. Marina Harss is a translator of Italian, French, and Spanish. Her previous translations include Pier Paolo Pasolini's Stories from the City of God and Aldo Zargani's For Solo Violin. She also writes about dance for The New Yorker.
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