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Moravia, Alberto 1907-1990

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Most widely held works by Alberto Moravia
The wayward wife and other stories by Alberto Moravia( Book )

376 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over arme mensen in Rome kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
The time of indifference by Alberto Moravia( Book )

413 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Rome, The Time of Indifference tells a deceptively simple story. Five characters are cast loose on the sea of modern life - obsessed with what they want, what they feel they are owed, the wrongs that have been done them, their loneliness. The intrigues of these family members and lovers serve to expose the hollow core of bourgeois society in the early twentieth century, and what Moravia destroys forever in this pitiless novel is the illusion that a world of ever-growing material comfort can ever feed the human soul."--Jacket
The conformist by Alberto Moravia( Book )

291 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since childhood [Marcello] Clerici has struggled with conflicting urges--a compulsion to hurt others and an obsessive desire to conform. ... When he is assigned to kill a former professor, now in exile, and falls unexpectedly in love with a strange, compelling woman, his life is torn open."--Cover
The empty canvas by Alberto Moravia( Book )

274 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artists falls in love with his young model
Man as an end, a defense of humanism; literary, social, and political essays by Alberto Moravia( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agostino by Alberto Moravia( Book )

293 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thirteen-year-old boy spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort feels displaced in his beautiful widowed mother's affections by her cocksure new companion and strays into the company of some local young toughs and their unsettling leader, a fleshy older boatman with six fingers on each hand. Initially repelled by their squalor and brutality, repeatedly humiliated for his well-bred frailty and above all for his ingenuousness in matters of women and sex, the boy nonetheless finds himself masochistically drawn back to the gang's rough games. And yet what he has learned is too much for him to assimilate; instead of the manly calm he had hoped for he is beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother still. Alberto Moravia's classic and yet still startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1941 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career. Revived here in a sparkling new translation by Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to enthrall and astonish a twenty-first-century audience"--
1934 by Alberto Moravia( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'Italie du fascisme triomphant et des fanatismes spontanés, un écrivain désespéré de 27 ans se rend à Capri pour écrire son prochain roman. Deux militantes nazies et homosexuelles s'amusent à leurrer l'artiste, à lui montrer que son grand amour pour une suicidaire décadente est la conséquence d'une plaisanterie pour piéger un bellâtre Italien. Une oeuvre qui souffre des "intentions démonstratrices" de Moravia, qui se situe dans la lignée de ##La nausée## de Sartre sans en avoir la richesse et aborde l'angoisse existentielle sur un mode assez pirandellien, sans oublier la touche de sexualité obsédante chère à l'auteur du ##Mépris## (1955)
Time of desecration by Alberto Moravia( Book )

101 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman-interview. Sans doute Moravia a-t-il profité de cette oeuvre pour se livrer, une nouvelle fois, à l'inventaire de ses obsessions et exigences érotiques. Comme le souligne Ajame, cette littérature frappe presque toujours au-dessous de la ceinture
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman of Rome by Alberto Moravia( Book )

77 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia's best and best-known novel - The Woman of Rome. It's the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty who models naked for a painter, accepts gifts from men, and could never quite identify the moment when she traded her private dream of home and children for the life of a prostitute. One of the very few novels of the twentieth century which can be ranked with the work of Dostoevsky, The Woman of Rome also tells the stories of the tortured university student Giacomo, a failed revolutionary who refuses to admit his love for Adriana; of the sinister figure of Astarita, the Secret Police officer obsessed with Adriana; and of the coarse and brutal criminal Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his private property
La Romana : romanzo by Alberto Moravia( Book )

356 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 25 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En ung romersk pige fortller, hvorledes hun efter en krlighedsskuffelse lader sig lokke ind i prostitution
More Roman tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

101 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over alledaagse en minder alledaagse mensen in het Rome van kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
La ciociara by Alberto Moravia( Book )

294 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 22 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee vrouwen, door oorlogsomstandigheden gedwongen hun winkeltje in Rome te verlaten laat het onverschillig wie de oorlog wint als zij maar weer naar hun winkeltje terug kunnen
Bought and sold by Alberto Moravia( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjugal love by Alberto Moravia( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian fancies himself a writer and nearly ruins his family life trying to write a masterpiece
The Red book and the Great Wall; an impression of Mao's China by Alberto Moravia( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two adolescents; the stories of Agostino and Luca by Alberto Moravia( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological analysis of the abnormal behavior of two Italian boys
The lie by Alberto Moravia( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic tales by Alberto Moravia( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyeur : a novel by Alberto Moravia( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de relatie tussen drie mensen zijn voyeurisme, exhibitionisme en macht de bepalende factoren
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Moravia 1907-1990

Moravia, Alberto

Morāvia, Alberto, 1907-1990

Moravia, Alberto 1990

Moravia, Alberto pseud

Moravija, Alberto

Pincherle, A.

Pincherle , Alberto

Pincherle Alberto 1907-1990

Моравиа, Альберто, 1907-1990

Пинкерле, Альберто 1907-1990

מוראביה, אלברטו

מורביה, אלברטו 1907-1990

מורסי, אלברטו

פינקרלה, אלברטו

פינקרלי, אלברטו

ألبرتو مورافيا، 1907-1990

بنكيرلي، ألبيرتو، 1907-1990

مورافيا, البرتو 1907-1990

مورافيا، ألبيرتو، 1907-1990

アルベルト . モラヴイア 1907-1990

モラヴィア, A

モラヴィア, アルベルト

モラビア, アルベルト


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