In questo romanzo Alberto Moravia tratta ancora una volta il tema difficile dei rapporti matrimoniali. Ma L’amore coniugale raccontava la storia di un tradimento ;. Buy Il disprezzo by Alberto Moravia from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. GODARD’S CONTEMPT: ALBERTO MORAVIA TRANSFORMED. Andrew Horton. Jean-Luc Godard has said of Alberto Moravia’s novel // Disprezzo (A. Ghost at.

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Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpinned by high social and cultural awareness. How much of Alberto Moravia’s work have you seen? Arianna rated it it was ok Jul 29, How explain her unmelting frigidity?

He believes, even if his work is menial and his income shaky, that he is secure in his wife’s love. It made me feel sympathy for the narrator just as much as I felt like he was pathetic and I was living in the same nightmare as he was. As the story progressed, it turned into almost comical mood how the. Is her morvaia dying? Contempt was also published in English as A Ghost at Noon.


Reading of a marital crisis was never going to be easy, and with an equally tragic finale it’s not going to particularly make you feel that great, but I loved it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Il disprezzo

That brings me to the second title, if you type in dispdezzo Italian title and translate it, you get “Contempt”my copy, however, is titled “A Ghost At Noon”. JoAnne rated it it was ok Sep 07, These are terrible questions which drive Riccardo, Emilia’s husband, to the verge of murder, to the edge of madness, and finally to the sight of that ghost which he sees inside the red grotto of Alberyo at noon on a hot summer’s day.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The most striking aspect of Contempt is the cool calculated way he looks at love, or lack of it. That’s what I thought. Stay in war for long 10 years.

Battista, who was already sitting at the wheel, leaned over and opened the door, saying: May be it is the translator’s fault, but I do not want to read the same phrase four times in a single paragraph. I liked the book, I just didn’t like Riccardo.

A week later I see her with another book: Jun 03, Steven Godin rated it it was amazing Shelves: At times he thinks way too slowly. Abeer Ali rated it it was ok Dec 24, The producer wants a glitzy, extravaganza while the German director wants to write a Freudian, psychological drama. Penelope is loyal to Ulysses but we do not know moraavia far she loved him Want to Read saving….


For the same reason, it takes him many years to come home. Is it about him intrinsically? His wife throws up her hands in contempt and runs off with the millionaire producer.

In either case, it lends an interesting touch to the book, especially by placing a parallel between a great hero and his regular protagonist. kl

Contempt by Alberto Moravia

So after thinking about it for awhile I tried “moral imagination” and got this: An existential, psychological drama, doesn’t it sound promising? I was biting my lip till it bleed not to talk to this young beauty. Predictable and very repetitive. IMDb’s Guide to Streaming.

But I can’t say if it’s really so or you just get used to the writing. But being inside the head of this obsessive narrator gets irritating very soon Books by Alberto Moravia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.