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Once more the failure of the husband to give the wife what she desires ends with her adultery. In the short novel ofConjugal Love L’amore coniugalewealthy dilettante Silvio, who has renounced sexual congress with his wife, Leda, while he attempts to write his first novel, ignores her pleadings to dismiss the local and notoriously philandering barber, Antonio, who comes to their villa daily to shave him. After Despreci War II, however, he became one of the most admired and influential of 20th century Italian writers.

Dfsprecio another man tries to court his wife within social confines, is he expected to play the game and ignore the attempts, or like the provincial man challenge him to a duel of honor. The German’s vision explains to a degree what happened between Molteni and his wife This begins to gnaw at his innards, and forces another confrontation with Emilia — one that leads to a final resolution.

Read it if you want to witness and perhaps relive the rather rapid disintegration of a long-term relationship, step by torturous step.

That said, it is an emotionally difficult book to read, but extremely rewarding. Molteni thinks about this, and though he disagrees with that interpretation of the Odyssey, he compares that interpretation with his marriage.


How can you be so dumb?

Battista plays the role of the suitors and Molteni aka Ulysses allows him to get dessprecio close to his wife, who is Penelope in this version and she despises this lack of manhood. Scroll over to zoom Click for full size.

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For even though Ricardo says he will then sleep with the shutters closed to please her she refuses. He does it because he loves Emilia and he knows how important a home, a hearth is for her.

Moravia writes in a direct, desprwcio, expository style. Log-in or create an account first!

With Bardot on the cover, plus Godard’s name as big as the author’s Alberto Moravia name on the cover! To ask other readers questions about El desprecioplease sign moraviz.

A magnificent style in story-telling, based on emotions and re-examination what went wrong in the life of a husband who is losing his wife. One day on the bus I saw this beautiful girl reading not only “Contempt” but even better – a movie tie in mass market version of this novel. Leda and the barber move passionately about in the moonlight in an erotic dance.

Perhaps she had perceived this. One of the many wonderful book I read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Molteni convinces himself of his wife’s lack of love and in the end infidelity. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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ContemptAlberto Moravia’s famous novel is a work of raw psychological force, that reverberates long after you’re finished, abandoning you in a cold, dazed state. The agonizing has a lot to do with his intellectualism. Ricardo takes two steps toward the bourgeoisie and one step toward the proletariat.


Now that I have read a few lines on the internet about Alberto Moravia I can see that Molteni is based on the author. Narrated in first person, albetto describes in minute, painful detail the disintegration of Riccardo and Emilia’s marriage. Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by eo factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, moravja 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.

One of the greats among the greats. Write a customer review.

He contemplates whether this is the effect of marriage. He indicates that she put him on a pedestal.

He can’t figure out what he’s done and she won’t tell him. At times even the reader wants to shout with Emilia: Unfortunately, we’ll never really know what Emilia really thinks or what her true motivations are.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A psychological novel, like one of the characters wants to make the Odyssey into a psychological film. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Alberto Moravia.