Contempt (Paperback)

by Angus Davidson, Alberto Moravia, Tim Parks

Format: Paperback 272 pages

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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.

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Published
09/01/1999

Publisher
New York Review of Books Classics

ISBN
9781590171226


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