Conjugal Love: A Novel

byALBERTO MORAVIATranslated byMarina Harss

January 17, 2007|
Conjugal Love: A Novel by ALBERTO MORAVIA
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To begin with I’d like to talk about my wife. To love means, in addition to many other things, to delight in gazing upon and observing the beloved.
--From Conjugal Love

When Silvio, a rich Italian dilettante, and his beautiful wife agree to move to the country and forgo sex so that he will have the energy to write a successful novel, something is bound to go wrong: Silvio’s literary ambitions are far too big for his second-rate talent, and his wife Leda is a passionate woman. This dangerously combustible situation is set off when Leda accuses Antonio, the local barber who comes every morning to shave Silvio, of trying to molest her. Silvio obstinately refuses to dismiss him, and the quarrel and its shattering consequences put the couple’s love to the test.
Alberto MoraviaAlberto Moravia, born in Rome in 1907, was one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. His novels, which include The Woman of Rome, The Conformist, Contempt, and Two Women, have been turned into films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Jean-Luc Godard. He died in 1990.Marina HarssMarina Harss translations inclu...
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Title:Conjugal Love: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.4 in
Published:January 17, 2007
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590512210

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