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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
608.9
KB

Customer Reviews

BigEconomist ,

Engaging

Nice book. Provokes deep thoughts about relationships, psychology and love. Sometimes a bit over detailed but always leaving you asking for more. A little bit dark

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