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Moravia, Alberto 1907-1990

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

377 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

450 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in 19 languages and held by 2,181 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
The woman of Rome by Alberto Moravia( Book )

449 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 2,085 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 )

319 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artists falls in love with his young model
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Book )

309 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 2,019 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
The conformist by Alberto Moravia( Book )

297 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 1,945 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 )

90 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political tale about an Italian anti-Fascist and the encounter he has with a German girl. The story takes place in 1934 on a boat ride to Capri. It details the relationship between an Italian anti-Fascist - Lucio - and a scared, suicide-seeking German girl. It addresses large philosophical questions like the meaning of life, love and death, through the author's art
Time of desecration by Alberto Moravia( Book )

115 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of a young Roman woman from her girlhood through her shooting, in her 20s, of a young Milanese Marxist and her mother's financial adviser, both of whom have made sexual attacks on her. The young woman, appropriately named Desideria, passes as the daughter of the wealthy Viola (the name means violet but here implies violated), who is "of Italian parentage but American by birth and upbringing." Moravia emphasizes this "two-sided" quality, as the translator unluckily renders it, telling us in Davidson's English that Viola "was different when seen from the front or the back" -- old and wasted in front, young, "graceful, sensual, provoking" from the rear. She is also placed between the past, as the widow of a Greek husband, and the present, as the holder of an American passport. And she acts two roles, as Desideria's apparent mother and her incestuous lover
Man as an end, a defense of humanism; literary, social, and political essays by Alberto Moravia( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Roman tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

127 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

31 stories, all told in the first person by people of the Roman working classes
Short story theories by Charles E May( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1,024 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
Bought and sold by Alberto Moravia( Book )

67 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 10 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contempt by Alberto Moravia( Book )

155 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molteni, the narrator, aspires to be a man of letters, but has taken a job as a screenwriter in order to support his beautiful wife, Emilia. Frustrated by his work, he becomes convinced that Emilia no longer loves him--that in fact she despises him-- and as he relentlessly interrogates her about the true nature of her feelings, he makes his deepest fear (or secret desire) come true. Molteni is one of the great appalling characters of twentieth-century fiction--a man of sensitivity and intelligence who is incorrigibly blind to his own nature."--Back cover
The voyeur : a novel by Alberto Moravia( Book )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de relatie tussen drie mensen zijn voyeurisme, exhibitionisme en macht de bepalende factoren
Conjugal love by Alberto Moravia( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Silvio, a rich Italian dilettante, and his beautiful wife agree to move to the country and forgo sex so that he will have the energy to write a successful novel, something is bound to go wrong: Silvio's literary ambitions are far too big for his second-rate talent, and his wife Leda is a passionate woman. This dangerously combustible situation is set off when Leda accuses Antonio, the local barber who comes every morning to shave Silvio, of trying to molest her. Silvio obstinately refuses to dismiss him, and the quarrel and its shattering consequences put the couple's love to the test." (Penguin Random House)
Two : a phallic novel by Alberto Moravia( Book )

94 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 863 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 ..."
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 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 767 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
Which tribe do you belong to? by Alberto Moravia( Book )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

34 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen short stories of poverty in modern Rome
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Albertas Moravija

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Moravia 1907-1990

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Αλμπέρτο Μοράβια

Μοράβια Αλμπέρτο 1907-1990

Алберто Моравия

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Моравиа А.

Моравиа А. 1907-1990

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 روزنامه‌نگار، 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

ஆல்பர்டோ மொராவியா

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모라비아, A. T. 1907-1990

모라비아, 알버트 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.

モラヴィア, アルベルト

モラビア, アルベルト