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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics; New Ed edition (9 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590171217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590171219
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In its moral and artistic economy, [Boredom] is perhaps the most successful of all Moravia s work. . . .No one has depicted a series of carnal acts, frenzied yet cold in their automatism nudity, desire and its outlet with such complete lack of complacence, such impassive truthfulness. Nicola Chiaromonte, "Partisan Review"
Precise, calculating, decadent and quite brilliant. "Kirkus Reviews"
" Boredom "is Moravia s most succinct exploration of the quiet desperation at the heart of the automated human...one of Moravia s funniest explorations on the origins of middle-class funk. Bill Marx, "Boston Review""

"In its moral and artistic economy, [Boredom] is perhaps the most successful of all Moravia's work. . . .No one has depicted a series of carnal acts, frenzied yet cold in their automatism--nudity, desire and its outlet--with such complete lack of complacence, such impassive truthfulness."--Nicola Chiaromonte, Partisan Review

"Precise, calculating, decadent and quite brilliant." --Kirkus Reviews

"Boredom is Moravia's most succinct exploration of the quiet desperation at the heart of the automated human...one of Moravia's funniest explorations on the origins of middle-class funk." --Bill Marx, Boston Review

About the Author

Alberto Moravia (1907-1990), the child of a wealthy family, was raised at home because of illness. He published his first novel, The Time of Indifference, at the age of twenty-three. Banned from publishing under Mussolini, he emerged after World War II as one of the most admired and influential twentieth-century Italian writers.


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