Boredom (New York Review Books Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:New edition
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- Dimensions (in):5 x 0.8 x 8
- Publication Date:July 31, 2004
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The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following the 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 whom as Anthony Burgess once remarked, was "always trying to get to the bottom of the human imbroglio."
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