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Boredom

Authors: Moravia, Alberto
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC004000, FIC025000
ISBN: 9781590174838, Related ISBNs: 1590171217, 1590174836, 9781590171219, 9781590174838
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following 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 who, as Anthony Burgess once remarked, was “always trying to get to the bottom of the human imbroglio.”
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