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Moravia, Alberto 1907-1990

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Two adolescents : the stories of Agostino and Luca by Alberto Moravia( Book )

370 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological analysis of the abnormal behavior of two Italian boys
The time of indifference by Alberto Moravia( Book )

497 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Rome, The Time of Indifference tells a deceptively simple story. Five characters are cast loose on the sea of modern life - obsessed with what they want, what they feel they are owed, the wrongs that have been done them, their loneliness. The intrigues of these family members and lovers serve to expose the hollow core of bourgeois society in the early twentieth century, and what Moravia destroys forever in this pitiless novel is the illusion that a world of ever-growing material comfort can ever feed the human soul."--Jacket
The woman of Rome by Alberto Moravia( Book )

461 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty, who models naked for a painter, accepts gifts from men, and cannot quite identify the moment when she traded her dream of home and children for the life of a prostitute. Set amid the glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini
The empty canvas by Alberto Moravia( Book )

320 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
The conformist by Alberto Moravia( Book )

299 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising young follower of Mussolini must assassinate his former professor, now in political exile, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Fascist state
1934 by Alberto Moravia( Book )

83 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'Italie du fascisme triomphant et des fanatismes spontanés, un écrivain désespéré de 27 ans se rend à Capri pour écrire son prochain roman. Deux militantes nazies et homosexuelles s'amusent à leurrer l'artiste, à lui montrer que son grand amour pour une suicidaire décadente est la conséquence d'une plaisanterie pour piéger un bellâtre Italien. Une oeuvre qui souffre des "intentions démonstratrices" de Moravia, qui se situe dans la lignée de ##La nausée## de Sartre sans en avoir la richesse et aborde l'angoisse existentielle sur un mode assez pirandellien, sans oublier la touche de sexualité obsédante chère à l'auteur du ##Mépris## (1955)
Time of desecration by Alberto Moravia( Book )

119 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman-interview. Sans doute Moravia a-t-il profité de cette oeuvre pour se livrer, une nouvelle fois, à l'inventaire de ses obsessions et exigences érotiques. Comme le souligne Ajame, cette littérature frappe presque toujours au-dessous de la ceinture
Man as an end, a defense of humanism; literary, social, and political essays by Alberto Moravia( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciociara by Alberto Moravia( Book )

317 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciociara è la storia delle avventure di una madre e una figlia, costrette dal caso a passare un anno nelle prossimità del fronte del Garigliano tra il 1943 e il 1944. Ma La ciociara è anche soprattutto la descrizione di due atti di violenza, l'uno collettivo e l'altro individuale, la guerra e lo stupro. Dopo la guerra e dopo lo stupro né un paese né una donna sono più quello che erano prima. Un cambiamento profondo è avvenuto, un passaggio si è verificato da uno strato di innocenza e integrità a un altro di nuova e amara consapevolezza. D'altra parte tutte le guerre che penetrano profondamente nel territorio di un paese e colpiscono le popolazioni civili sono stupri. La ciociara non è un libro di guerra nel senso tradizionale del termine; è un romanzo in cui è narrata l'esperienza umana di quella violenza profanatoria che è la guerra
Short story theories by Charles E May( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by twenty short-story writers and critics, ranging from Poe to Gordimer, offers theoretical analyses of and approaches to the short story, considered as a distinct and significant genre
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story depicts a mother desperately struggling to shield her daughter from the horrors of World War 2, in this truly heartbreaking cinematic tragedy
Bought and sold by Alberto Moravia( Book )

81 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 10 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Roman tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

120 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over alledaagse en minder alledaagse mensen in het Rome van kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
The voyeur : a novel by Alberto Moravia( Book )

82 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de relatie tussen drie mensen zijn voyeurisme, exhibitionisme en macht de bepalende factoren
Two; a phallic novel by Alberto Moravia( Book )

109 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel, translated from Italian, centers around the dialogue between the male character and his prepotent penis, raising the question about the role of sexuality in creativity. The main character wishes to be a film director, but feels his sexuality interferes with his art. One reviewer noted there was about this book many pages of rather boring "tintillation but no consumation," while another labelled it "weird, but very interesting ..."
Conjugal love by Alberto Moravia( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian fancies himself a writer and nearly ruins his family life trying to write a masterpiece
The fetish, and other stories by Alberto Moravia( Book )

75 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor povídek (Automat, Třídílné zrcadlo, Sen, Pokoj a ulice, Svatební cesta, Fetiš, Malá a žárlivá, Pěkná láska, Nespavost ve dvou, Dobře, Předměty, Rozměry, Kratochvíle, Misantrop, Bylo to dobrodružství, Básník a lékař, Životje džungle, Účet, Dům zločinu, Ten, kdo se dívá, Slova a noc, Slova, Nic, Užívat života), v nichž se Moravia zamýšlí nad vztahem mezi mužem a ženou v manželství, nad podstatou lásky a v kaleidoskopu drobných příhod nad životem vevelkoměstě
Erotic tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories which turns a penetrating eye on the psychology of human desire: the loves, hopes, fears and perversities that haunt the everyday lives of a group of modern city dwellers
The Red book and the Great Wall; an impression of Mao's China by Alberto Moravia( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lie by Alberto Moravia( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of Francesco Merighi, a journalist, who, to escape a disintegrating marriage, has become a foreign correspondent, spending most of his time out of Italy and traveling abroad. During these ten years, he has continued to share the same apartment with his wife Cora and his step-daughter Baba but has hardly seen or spoken to either of them. When the novel opens, Francesco has made one of his infrequent returns to Rome and has just discovered, through an anonymous letter, that his wife, who has a dressmaking shop, allegedly has a second profession, that of a procuress. He also learns that she had once tried to introduce her then fourteen-year-old daughter into her business. Baba is now twenty, and Francesco finds that his own feelings for his stepdaughter are, or could become, incestuous. For a long time Francesco has been obsessed by a desire to write a novel, and he decides to note in a diary the events of his life with Cora and his inclinations toward Baba; the diary will eventually serve as the raw material of the novel. It does not take long for Francesco to understand that a writer inevitable changes facts and corrects the truth and that even a simple record of life - such as the journal he is keeping - is impossible: an artist always project himself into his narrative and substitutes fictional truth for object reporting
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Albertas Moravija

Alberto Moravia

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Alberto Moravia Italian writer and journalist

Alberto Moravia italienischer Schriftsteller und Politiker, MdEP

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Αλμπέρτο Μοράβια

Алберто Моравия

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Альберта Маравія

Альберто Моравіа італійський письменник та журналіст

Альбэрта Маравія

Моравиа А.

Моравиа Альберто

Моравиа, Альберто, 1907-1990

Моравия Альберто

Пинкерле А. 1907-1990

Пинкерле Альберто

Пинкерле, Альберто 1907-1990

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אלברטו מורביה סופר איטלקי

מוראביה, אלברטו

מורביה, אלברטו 1907-1990

מורסי, אלברטו

פינקרלה, אלברטו

פינקרלי, אלברטו

ألبرتو مورافيا، 1907-1990

آلبرتو موراویا ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و سیاست‌مدار ایتالیایی

البرٹو موراویا

ألبيرتو مورافيا

بنكيرلي، ألبيرتو، 1907-1990

مورافيا, البرتو 1907-1990

مورافيا، ألبيرتو، 1907-1990

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আলবার্তো মোরাভিয়া

모라비아, A. T. 1907-1990

모라비아, 알베르또 1907-1990

모라비아, 알베르토 1907-1990

알베르토 모라비아

핀체를레, 알베르또 1907-1990

핀케를레, 알베르토 1907-1990


アルベルト . モラヴイア 1907-1990


モラヴィア, A

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モラビア, アルベルト