Il disprezzo has ratings and reviews. Megha In questo romanzo Alberto Moravia tratta ancora una volta il tema difficile dei rapporti matrimoniali. Alberto Moravia, Writer: Ieri oggi domani. Alberto Moravia was born on November 22, in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Contempt (novel “Il Disprezzo”). Il disprezzo: romanzo.: Opere complete di Alberto Moravia; VIII. by MORAVIA, Alberto. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now .

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Thank goodness this book wasn’t more than pages. But I can’t say if it’s really so or you just get used to the writing.

Views Read Edit View history. Not sure I would recommend, feels too dated. Retrieved from ” https: I am mmoravia of the word ‘repugnance’ now.

Does anyone see this a bit disturbing? Moravia’s idea had such great potential.

Somewhat enjoyable but highly irritating due to the protagonist’s obsessive but clueless attention to detail. The book started well, in typical Moravia style, very philosophical with few very deep sentences. While he is well educated, able to recite Dante at length, her impoverished family could not afford to educate her and she had to work as a typist. Can be read as a simple and easy exercise to understand different kind of people and their thinking habits. In certain cases, in fact, loyalty is form of vengeance, fisprezzo black-mail, of recovering one’s self-respect.


The ending shows ‘a sense of reconciliation and acceptance of life … absent from most of his earlier work.

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An existential, psychological drama, doesn’t it sound promising? He omravia so full of negativity. In conclusion, the book ‘passes the test of the successful novel with a high score; it can be read on different levels and the discussion of the Odyssey, fascinating in itself, is not an artificial interruption but an integral and enriching feature of the whole’.

Not just that the thoughts are repeated, they are expressed in the same manner, using the same words over and over again. Return to Book Page.

The only interesting point in the book was part about Ulysses and Penelope and the theory why did he. I don’t get why there are so cisprezzo 4 and 5 star ratings on this novel.

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The ending felt like a copout and waste of time. Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpin Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle, was one of the leading Italian novelists of the twentieth century whose novels explore matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Annoying repetitions and unnecessarily elongated sentences with so many commas. Was this supposed to be a modern take on The Odyssey?

As he has a two-seater car, he takes Emilia, leaving Riccardo to follow by taxi. He devotes one full page to Emilia discussing the jl menu with the maid, and another page jl that scene.


Inferus rated it it was ok Nov 28, But the spark has gone out of their marriage and two small incidents trigger its dissolution. This still could have been tolerable if the prose weren’t so lifeless and dry. Main character sees himself as a victim when, actually, torturing his wife and bullying her with silly questions.

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Stay in war for long 10 years. See 2 questions about Il disprezzo…. Robin rated disprezao it was ok Apr 15, Then the brash producer Battista asks the two of them to his house in Rome.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. JoAnne rated it it was ok Sep 07, She is the Penelope to my Ulysses. But being inside the head of this obsessive narrator gets irritating very soon Moravia believed that writers must, if they were to represent reality, assume a moral position, a clearly conceived political, social, and philosophical attitude, but also that, ultimately, “A writer survives in spite of his beliefs”.

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