Book :: Contempt

By: Alberto Moravia
Pages: 207
Published: 1954
Genre(s): Italy
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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...

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This was agonizing to read. None of the characters are likable, mostly irritating. But, l had to keep reading...ultimately glad I did.

Jun 19th, 2017

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