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Moravia's political fable about an Italian anti-Fascist and the frightened, suicide-seeking German girl he encounters on a boat to Capri--the setting of Moravia's Il disprezzo from 1954--was welcomed as one of his finest novels. Stephen Spender for The New York Review of Books commented: "One of the most brilliant strokes in this novel about relations in the Thirties betwe

Hardcover, 297 pages
Published June 1st 1983 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1982)
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"She gave an affirmative signal with her eyes, as if to tell me, yes, I had to respond to the salute. Was it an order or a plea? I couldn't have said. Surely, at that moment, it would be an act of complicity at a level far deeper than that of political opportunism. But what most convinced me to act in a fashion so opposed to my convictions was the thought that she was asking me to do it 'for love of her.' Somehow, with that affirmative sign of her eyes and head, she was saying to me: Yes, only f ...more

مورافيا وميلانكوليا الحياة

في عام 1934 ثبت (هتلر) دعائم حكمه في ألمانيا النازية بعد صعوده للحكم بسنة، وأنشئت الإذاعة المصرية لأول مرة، وبدأالعالم الألماني (أوتو هان) أولى اكتشافات تصنيع أول قنبلة ذرية، وولد (يوري جاجارين) أول انسان يرى الأرض من الفضاء الخارجي، ودارت أحداث رواية الإيطالي (ألبيرتو مورافيا
Alberto Moravia)
هذه، والتي وضعها في أوائل الثمانينات من نفس القرن، وهذا الذي يعنينا بالتحديد في هذا الريفيو..
في مطلع الرواية يحدثنا الراوي وهو شاب على أعتاب الثلاثينات يخوض قصة حب على شاطئ (كابري
Jul 30, 2008 Bob rated it 3 of 5 stars
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A book in which there will be some trivial action, followed by the narrator/protagonist thinking: it could mean this, or it could mean that, or it could mean some other thing, and maybe I should do this, or maybe I should do that, or maybe I should do some other thing, and if I did that, it might result in this, or it might result in that... and so on until the next trivial action occurs. Which makes it sound more boring than it seemed in the beginning and less boring than it was toward the end. ...more
Aug 30, 2007 Erik rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everybody
This is not as well known as Moravia's other books, but it is a short elegant meditation on what else but the 20th century itself: a century of destruction driven by a madness no one understood, but which Moravia suggests may be the urge toward suicide. I adore the book. It manages to say so much more than many overbloated examples of so-called "great literature."
Adalina H
اذا في كاتب بنافس باولو كويلو بالانحطاط والسخافة فهو ألبيرتو مورافيا

قرات هاي الرواية زمان اليوم تذكرت اسمها
فما رح اوفيها حقها بالبهدلة
نسيت معظم الاحداث بس متذكرة قديش كانت سخيفة
Bianca Cataldi
In questo libro Moravia inietta uno spirito che, più che italiano in senso stretto, è profondamente mitteleuropeo (non a caso ho citato Svevo). La crisi identitaria che è alla base del romanzo richiama proprio la Mitteleuropa, geograficamente e politicamente instabile, confusa, sospesa tra diverse identità e nessun vero "Io sono". Il romanzo è ambientato a Capri, ma è come se non fossimo veramente lì.

continua qui --->
Jitu Rajgor
Marvelous as usual.
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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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