Il disprezzo has ratings and reviews. Megha In questo romanzo Alberto Moravia tratta ancora una volta il tema difficile dei rapporti matrimoniali. Alberto Moravia, Writer: Ieri oggi domani. Alberto Moravia was born on November 22, in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Contempt (novel “Il Disprezzo”). Il disprezzo: romanzo.: Opere complete di Alberto Moravia; VIII. by MORAVIA, Alberto. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now .

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He is so full of negativity. The two are invited to Battista’s villa on Capriwhere Riccardo will work on the script for a production of The Odyssey. Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of disprezzzo bourgeoisie, underpinned by high social and cultural awareness.

Il disprezzo by Alberto Moravia. Disprzezo he sees Battista rip Emilia’s dress and kiss her body, while in The Odyssey he sees disturbing parallels to his own unhappy life. Refresh and try again. The only interesting point in the book was part about Ulysses and Penelope and the theory why did he.

The main character is almost infuriatingly inefficient. Preview — Il disprezzo by Alberto Moravia.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He was also a risprezzo, playwright, essayist and film critic.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But the spark has gone out of their marriage and two small incidents trigger its dissolution. Regaining his equilibrium, he returns to the villa to discover that she has been killed in an accident in Battista’s car.


May be it is the translator’s fault, but I do not want to read the same phrase four times in a single paragraph. But then it gets a little better and the book has its moments. As he has a two-seater ddisprezzo, he takes Emilia, leaving Riccardo to follow by taxi. If you removed the repeated discussions about Ulysses and Penelope, the book would have been all of pages.

Reception [ edit ] A contemporary reviewer noted how Moravia ‘treats a delicate psychological subject’ with ‘economy of means’ by subtly exploring ‘fundamental difference of temperament and of intellectual and emotional attitudes in the two partners’.

She despised me because she thought that I was wanting her to have an affair with my boss to further my career all because he made an advance on her!

Il disprezzo

View all 5 comments. Very heavy on 60s gender stereotyping.

Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Main character sees himself as a victim when, actually, torturing his wife and bullying her with silly questions.

In a mood close to suicide, he has a vision by the sea of the loving Emilia he first knew who has come back to be reconciled.

Contempt, by Alberto Moravia. Predictable and very dispreezzo. The book started well, in typical Moravia style, very philosophical with few very deep sentences.

Does anyone see this disprezzzo bit disturbing? Inferus rated it it was ok Nov 28, The Contempt has been on New York Book Review list in moravja ten for months with such a good review so I was really looking forward to reading it.


Catharsis finally takes place in the protagonist’. Can be read as a simple and easy exercise to understand different kind of people and their thinking habits. I don’t understand why. Between and Moravia was president of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers.

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She interprets this as Riccardo rejecting her, offering her to Battista in order to further his career, so she tells him that she now despises him and will moraviia alone. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Ayn Rand’s dsiprezzo is probably the only thing that I have read and found more annoying than Contempt. Arianna rated it it was ok Jul 29, Penelope is loyal to Ulysses but we do not know how far she loved him First, Emilia dsiprezzo Riccardo ill the secretary, a lapse he shrugs off as meaningless.

I don’t get why there are so many 4 and 5 star ratings on this novel. 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.

Now bring in a director who incessantly analyzes Ulysses from Odysseyrepeat the phrases from the previous part whenever the director shuts up and that’s another pages. Cavaroc rated it it was ok Aug 28, Chen Ying rated it it was ok Oct 13, Fridhaaaaaa rated it it was ok Jul 23,