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Author: Alberto Moravia
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, 2004.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Molteni, the narrator, aspires to be a man of letters, but has taken a job as a screenwriter in order to support his beautiful wife, Emilia. Frustrated by his work, he becomes convinced that Emilia no longer loves him--that in fact she despises him-- and as he relentlessly interrogates her about the true nature of her feelings, he makes his deepest fear (or secret desire) come true. Molteni is one of the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Moravia
ISBN: 1590171225 9781590171226
OCLC Number: 56344973
Notes: Originally published in Italian as "Disprezzo" Milano : Bompiani, 1954. First published in English as: A ghost at noon. London : Secker & Warburg, 1955.
Description: viii, 251 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Disprezzo.
Responsibility: Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson ; introduction by Tim Parks.

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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  Read more...

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