Alberto Moravia

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Alberto Moravia


Born
in Via Sgambati, Rome, Italy
November 28, 1907

Died
September 26, 1990

Genre

Influences


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 wor
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“Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.”
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“And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.”
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