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The author of the book: Alberto Moravia
ISBN 13: 9781590171226
Language: English
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Edition: NYRB Classics
Date of issue: July 31st 2004
ISBN: 1590171225

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Alberto Moravia's exploration of the break-up of a marriage is told against the background of the film-world of post-war Rome. Why does Emilia Molteni suddenly, after two years of ideal marriage, despise her husband? How explain her unmelting frigidity? 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 Capri at noon on a hot summer's day.

As a study of humiliation and sexual frustration, A Ghost at Noon as superb in its analysis of the guilt that corrodes every man who has failed the woman that loves him. It is a measure of Moravia's skill as a novelist that ge can draw unshocked attention to the truth about men and women and their relations in love and out of it.


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Ebook Contempt read Online! 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. He was also a journalist, playwright, essayist and film critic.

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. 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".

Between 1959 and 1962 Moravia was president of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers.


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