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In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women, and morally ambiguous. Sergio’s young, sensual lover becomes collateral damage in the struggle between these two men. All three of these unfinished stories, found packed in a suitc ...more
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Published August 16th 2011 by Other Press (first published 2007)
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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.
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“Era vară; în camera lui, cu vedere spre curte, căldura era sufocantă, Sergio stătea întins pe pat, pe jumătate gol, cu cartea în mână, încercând să se concentreze asupra lecturii. Dar reușea doar în parte și atenția îi era distrasă cât se poate de ușor [...] Iar când citea i se părea, ca și atunci când se plimba sau făcea orice altceva, că îl făcea doar cu o parte din ființa lui, aproape mecanic, în timp ce o altă parte rămânea îndepărtată și tulburată, chiar dacă nu ar fi putut spune de ce anume. Găsea totuși un soi de plăcere jalnică, aproape morbidă în această viață solitară, tăcută, palidă, pasivă și își reproșa această plăcere ca o dovadă în plus a neputinței sale și a lipsei sale de încredere.” 0 likes
“Părea să-l considere tot mai mult pe Sergio un soi de pierde-vară din categoria tristă și inertă, un intelectual adică, iar de data asta Sergio nu putea spune că nu are dreptate, era într-adevăr un intelectual din cea mai rea speță, credea, un om a cărui inteligență nu avea nimic creativ, nici util, ci servea doar ca să-l îmbolnăvească și să-l paralizeze ca o otravă rafinată.” 0 likes
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