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Boredom (New York Review Books Classics)

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Description: The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following the World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society. Boredom, the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations between money, sex, and imperiled masculinity. This powerful and disturbing study in the pathology of modern life is one of the masterworks of a writer whom as Anthony Burgess once remarked, was "always trying to get to the bottom of the human imbroglio." ... (more)
Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
Release date: 31 July 2004
ISBN-10 : 1590171217 | ISBN-13: 9781590171219
Tags: Italian Literature (1), NYRB (1)
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