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The Voyeur

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  242 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Ιταλική πεζογραφία - Μυθιστόρημα (Μετάφραση: Θανάσης Μετσιμενίδης)

"Κάποιος που κοιτάζει, και κάποιος άλλος που παρακολουθεί αυτόν που κοιτάζει. Φυσικά, αν τα πράγματα περιορίζονταν ως εδώ, θα είχαμε να κάνουμε με μιαν απλή περίπτωση ηδονοβλεψία. Εδώ όμως η περίπτωση είναι περίπλοκη, γιατί ο ηδονοβλεψίας ξέρει ή υποψιάζεται ότι τον παρακολουθούν. Χωρίς, άλλωστε, τούτη την π
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published September 19th 1991 by Time Warner Books UK (first published 1978)
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Venkat Narayanan
One of the oddest books I've ever read. Swings between genius and plain disgusting at points. Maybe I should read more of Moravia to come to a judgement if I ever have to make one. When I saw Bertolucci's Il Confirmista, I felt this strange aweness for the most impossible exploration of morals/ideology/life, the interconnectedness was too good. I thought maybe I should read this guy, I couldn't get The Confirmist, but I got the Voyeur and here I am feeling squeamish because I read this.

But it i
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Nana'
Nov 05, 2014 Nana' rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un romanzo per alcuni versi simile alla Noia.Il protagonista è anch'esso figlio di una borghesia detestata e rinnegata con apparente forza...Un sessantottino che fallisce nel suo tentativo di ribellione perché incapace di slegarsi dalla figura "imperiosa" del padre. Professori universitari entrambi, padre e figlio, il primo "barone" uomo stimato e di scienza, al contrario del figlio che insegna senza grande passione ad un gruppo di "bestie" ingrate come lui stesso definisce gli studenti di lette ...more
Jitu Rajgor
Dec 16, 2014 Jitu Rajgor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To read and enjoy this book reader must be familiar and comfortable to Moravia's work. It is an extraordinary narration of a first person in a simple present tense of his disturbed life and depressed characteristic. Only few will like such a mind churning philosophy and a new dimensional thinking with an extended but wonderfully interpreted meanings of French poet Stéphane Mallarmé's poem. Moravia never disappoints!
Sean Simpson
extremely uncomfortable dark comedy. I enjoyed most of it, yet the story leaves on a very sour note so I was confused on my opinions of the characters. overall a good book.
Suni
Dec 28, 2014 Suni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italia, ebook, 1980s
"L'uomo che guarda" è un romanzo del 1985 — scritto quindi da un Moravia settantottenne — e ambientato a Roma in quel periodo (a voler essere precisi forse uno o due anni prima).
L'uomo che guarda è Edoardo, detto Dodo, trentacinquenne professore di letteratura francese, orfano di madre da quando era bambino, ma soprattutto ex-sessantottino che da quindici anni vive in aperto conflitto col padre (ricco e stimato barone universitario) e ciononostante non se n'è mai andato dalla casa paterna, anzi,
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okyrhoe
Aug 13, 2009 okyrhoe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing, italy
Δεν ήξερα εάν διάβαζα μαύρη κωμωδία ή ψύχω-οιδιπόδειο δράμα. Με κούρασε στο τέλος, η αλήθεια είναι ότι δεν είχα υπομονή με τις διάφορες συζητήσεις περί ποίησης & τα σχετικά με την ατομική βόμβα. Επειδή πρόσφατα διάβασα ένα-δύο βιβλία γραμμένα την ίδια περίπου εποχή ( Περικλή Κοροβέση) με το ίδιο 'πρόβλημα', νομίζω ότι αυτές η συζητήσεις μεταξύ χαρακτήρων ήταν συνηθισμένη τεχνική των συγγραφέων τότε.

Η στάση μου απέναντι στον πατέρα μου ήταν πάρα πολύ όμοια με αυτή του Ντόντο, και καταλάβαινα
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vanya klecherova
Докато четях "Воайорът" непрекъсното се сещах за Хавиер Мариас - "Сърце тъй бяло", "Всички души". Въпреки общата тематика, която разглеждат - еротизма, например, двамата са доста различни - Мариас е по-дълбок, подхожда философски, изреченията му са дълги, не пропускат нито един детайл. Моравия пък е доста по-лек като писане, няма особена дълбочина в текста му, но, едновременно с това, няма и нещо особено дразнещо - през цялото време, докато четях, се опитвах да намеря някакъв кусур, но така и ни ...more
Efrén Reyna
Apr 28, 2015 Efrén Reyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me dio asco. Pero del bueno.
Gerardo
Jul 31, 2009 Gerardo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psicólogos existencialistas ; )
Recommended to Gerardo by: Nadie
Agradable texto. Cuando lo compré desconocía la trayectoria de Moravia y la película inspirada en el libro (la cual no he visto). Basado en el recurrente tema del temor a la castración, la rivalidad con el padre y la conformidad con la inercia del transcurrir. Más que erótica (como algunos la clasifican) creo que es un buen instigador para reflexionar acerca de la (insuficiente) pasividad del mirar.
Ametista
Jul 14, 2012 Ametista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, eros
Nelle descrizioni dei lineamenti esteriori dei personaggi riflessa tutta la loro interiorit. Lintera narrazione, come un fiume serpeggiante, percorsa da una continua contrapposizione e rivalit effettiva tra Dodo e il padre ma il tema principale il voyeurismo, un costante voyeurismo... *Bellissima la scena al cinema; mi proprio sembrato di scorgere Silvia e Dodo nell'intima oscurit... ...more
Marika Oksa
Sep 28, 2014 Marika Oksa rated it liked it
Shelves: suhdesoppaa
Petollisen naisen ongelmaa tarkastellaan akateemisesta näkövinkkelistä. Aika hupaisa juttu!
gergana
Jun 07, 2013 gergana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Какво ни определя по-силно - какво искаме или какво не искаме да бъдем? По-свободни ли сме, когато вървим напук на света в коловоза, който сами сме определили (хванати обаче в капана на нечии минали грешки)? И кой е повече роб - ние на родителите си заради това, че сме им деца? Или те на нас заради това, че са ни родители?
David
I found this book incredibly frustrating and wanted to smack the main character. (view spoiler)
Rafa
Apr 22, 2015 Rafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alberto Moravia narra, como pocos, las dificultades en las relaciones humanas.
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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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