Contempt (New York Review Books Classics)

Contempt (New York Review Books Classics) by Alberto Moravia, Angus Davidson, Tim Parks

Title: Contempt (New York Review Books Classics)
Author: Alberto Moravia, Angus Davidson, Tim Parks
ISBN10: 1590171225
ISBN13: 978-1590171226
Publisher: NYRB Classics; Revised ed. edition (July 31, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1406 kb
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Rating: 3.5/5
Votes: 292
Pages: 272 pages
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Contempt (New York Review Books Classics) by Alberto Moravia, Angus Davidson, Tim Parks


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Contempt is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous—his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex—are evident in this story of a failing marriage. Contempt (which was to inspire Jean-Luc Godard's no-less-celebrated film) is an unflinching examination of desperation and self-deception in the emotional vacuum of modern consumer society.