Alberto Moravia
Italian writer
Alberto Moravia
Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism. He is best known for his debut novel Gli indifferenti (published in 1929), and for the anti-fascist novel Il Conformista, the basis for the film The Conformist (1970) by Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Chávez firma decreto para nacionalizar oro y anuncia repatriación 'ordenada' - Caracol Radio
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22 No come cuento | hace 18 minutos Una dictadura es un estado en el que todos temen a uno y uno a todos. alberto moravia (19071990) Responder 21 Rafael | hace 4 horas Y cuando caerá este dictadorcillo tropical? Responder 19 El poder es oro y petróleo
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Lettres de mon village.Aux militants sincères morts un jour d'août. - Algérie Soir
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Pire que l'Automate d'Alberto Moravia, ils ne réagissent qu'au goût de la conspiration, qu'à l'idée du gain facile. Déshumanisés, ils ont oublié la terre qui les a si généreusement nourri, qui les a tant aimé et qui leur a procuré tant de joies et de
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ARTS | NEW JERSEY; Judging a Paperback's Cover by Its Painter
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The Beatles immortalized the plight of an aspiring author in their 1966 song ''Paperback Writer.'' But what about the paperback painter? A comprehensive view of that lot can be found in ''The Painting World of James Avati'' at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, an intriguing show that surveys the life and work of America's premier mid-20th-century
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La vecchiaia delle idee - Il Corriere d'Abruzzo
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Ho visto ieri in tv una serie di interviste ad Alberto Moravia. Mi ha molto colpito come molte delle sue tematiche siano invecchiate. Soprattutto, parlando degli “Indifferenti”, Moravia guardava a come la borghesia avesse a tal punto rinunciato a
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“Roma+Klein” at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris - AMA
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With time to kill between the end of filming and the film's release, Klein – armed with his camera – explored the city with the help of celebrities such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ennio Flaiano and Alberto Moravia, leaders of the Italian artistic and
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Si fa presto a dire «è qui la festa» se a Foggia regnano miseria ed indifferenza - La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
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Riflette Valerio: «Foggia, la città che Alberto Moravia ( “Gli indifferenti”) classificò come una delle più brutte città al Mondo insieme a La Paz (Bolivia) e Calcutta (India) durante una conferenza negli anni 60. Moravia si fermò a Foggia come il
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Cinco 'long sellers' para sobrevivir al ferragosto - El Correo Digital (Álava)
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Alberto Moravia quiso con esta novela crear la figura de una mujer "llena de contradicciones y errores y, no obstante, capaz –por su ingenua vitalidad y arranque afectivo– de superar esas contradicciones y de remediar esos errores para alcanzar un
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Asturias y el voto útil - El Comercio Digital (Asturias)
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Recuerdo una reflexión de Alberto Moravia que venía a decir que los votantes no se sienten responsables de los fracasos del gobierno que han votado. En parte, eso es cierto, pero no lo es menos que nuestra responsabilidad como ciudadanos es pedir
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Two NMSU Grads Receive Fulbright Scholarships - KTSM News Channel 9
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Kroos also holds an MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and frequently works on projects that cross the boundaries between visual and literary art. In 2009, she received a LOLA Alberto Moravia Prize for Literature
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Letteratura: Soldati voleva fare documentario su Usa con Moravia e Piovene - Libero-News.it
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(Adnkronos) - Mario Soldati negli anni '50 aveva scritto una sceneggiatura per un documentario sugli Stati Uniti e ne discusse con Alberto Moravia e Guido Piovene, cercando di coinvolgerli nel progetto. Lo rivela il 'Sole 24 Ore' nell'inserto culturale
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My hero: Alberto Moravia - The Guardian
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Alberto Moravia ... his rare combination of moral purpose and artistic integrity once placed him among Europe's finest writers. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images The first book I read by Alberto Moravia, a Panther edition of The Lie, translated by
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Midnight's Children: The movie vs the book - IBNLive.com
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After spending a semester reading Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's Pather Panchali (Song of the Road), Alberto Moravia's Contempt, Joyce's short story, The Dead, and Nabokov's Lolita, and watching the film adaptations by Ray, Jon-Luc Goddard, John Huston,
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Japanese novelist Yoshimoto receives Italy's Capri Award - Mainichi Daily News
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... and for the people of the recipient's country to also be awarded, according to the secretariat. The Capri Award was founded in 1987. Among previous honorees are the late Italian writer Alberto Moravia and American political scientist Francis Fukuyama
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The New Libertine. - The Fortnightly Review
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Surely it is his terror of denying that leads Alberto Moravia's The Conformist (made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci) to assassinate his old friend and teacher, Professor Quadri, the outspoken anti-fascist intellectual. We might be advised to credit
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Alberto Moravia - République des lettres
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Romancier et essayiste, Alberto Moravia -- pseudonyme de Alberto Pincherle -- est né à Rome (Italie) le 22 novembre 1907. C'est un écrivain des plus précoces: sa bibliographie débute par Dix-huit poèmes, qu'il aurait écrit à treize ans, et son premier
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Fulford: When in Rome … - National Post (blog)
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She became a subject for Shelley, Stendhal, Alberto Moravia, Antonin Artaud, Nathaniel Hawthorne and many others. There have been two Italian movies about her, a silent in 1909 and another version in 1969. “Would you like to see inside the building?
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    TWENTIES
  • 1990
    In September 1990, Alberto Moravia was found dead in the bathroom of his Lungotevere apartment, in Rome.
    More Details Hide Details In that year, Bompani published his autobiography, Vita di Moravia (Life of Moravia). Moral aridity, the hypocrisy of contemporary life and the inability of people to find happiness in traditional ways such as love and marriage are the regnant themes in the works of Alberto Moravia. Usually, these conditions are pathologically typical of middle-class life; marriage is the target of works such as Disobedience and L'amore coniugale (Conjugal Love, 1949). Alienation is the theme in works such as Il disprezzo (Contempt or A Ghost at Noon. 1954) and La noia (The Empty Canvas) from the 1950s, despite observation from a rational-realistic perspective. Political themes are often present: an example is La Romana (The Woman of Rome, 1947), the story of a prostitute entangled with the Fascist regime and with a network of conspirators. The extreme sexual realism in La noia (The Empty Canvas, 1960) introduced the psychologically experimental works of the 1970s.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    His experiences at Strasbourg, which ended in 1988, are recounted in Il Diario Europeo (The European Diary).
    More Details Hide Details In 1985 he won the title of European Personality. Moravia was a perennial contender to the Nobel Prize in Literature, having been nominated 13 times between 1949 and 1965.
  • 1986
    The short story collection, La Cosa e altri racconti (The Thing and Other Stories), was dedicated to Carmen Llera, his new companion (forty-five years his junior), whom he married in 1986. In 1984, Moravia was elected to the European Parliament as member from the Italian Communist Party.
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  • 1982
    His 1982 trip to Japan, including a visit to Hiroshima, inspired a series of articles for L'Espresso magazine about the atomic bomb.
    More Details Hide Details The same theme is in the novel L'Uomo che Guarda (The Man Who Looks, 1985) and the essay L'Inverno Nucleare (The Nuclear Winter), including interviews with some contemporary principal scientists and politicians.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    In 1972 he went to Africa, which inspired his work A quale tribù appartieni? (Which Tribe Do You Belong To?), published in the same year.
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  • 1971
    In 1971 he published the novel Io e lui (I and He or The Two of Us) about a screenwriter, his independent penis and the situations to which he thrusts them and the essay Poesia e romanzo (Poetry and Novel).
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  • OTHER
  • 1962
    In 1962, Moravia and Elsa Morante parted; he went to live with the young writer Dacia Maraini and concentrated on theatre.
    More Details Hide Details In 1966, he, Maraini and Enzo Siciliano founded Il Porcospino, which staged works by Moravia, Maraini, Carlo Emilio Gadda and others. In 1967 Moravia visited China, Japan and Korea.
  • 1960
    Several films were based on his other novels: in 1960, Vittorio De Sica adapted La Ciociara, starring Sophia Loren; in 1963 Jean-Luc Godard filmed Il Disprezzo (Contempt) and in 1964, Francesco Maselli filmed Gli Indifferenti (1964).
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    In 1960, Moravia published La Noia (Boredom or The Empty Canvas), the story of the troubled sexual relationship between a young, rich painter striving to find sense in his life and an easygoing girl in Rome.
    More Details Hide Details Becoming known as one of his most famous novels, it won the Viareggio Prize. An adaptation was filmed by Damiano Damiani in 1962. Another adaptation of the book is the basis of Cedric Kahn's film L'ennui (The Ennui, 1998).
  • 1959
    Between 1959 and 1962 Moravia was president of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers.
    More Details Hide Details Alberto Pincherle (the pen-name "Moravia" was the maiden surname of his paternal grandmother) was born in Via Sgambati in Rome, Italy, to a wealthy middle-class family. His Jewish Venetian father, Carlo, was an architect and a painter. His Catholic Anconitan mother, Teresa Iginia de Marsanich, was of Dalmatian origin. His family had interesting twists and developed a complex cultural and political character. The brothers Carlo and Nello Rosselli, founders of the anti-fascist resistance movement Giustizia e Libertà, murdered in France by Benito Mussolini's order in 1937, were paternal cousins and his maternal uncle, Augusto De Marsanich, was an undersecretary in the National Fascist Party cabinet. Moravia did not finish conventional schooling because, at the age of nine, he contracted tuberculosis of the bone, which confined him to bed for five years. He spent three years at home and two in a sanatorium near Cortina d'Ampezzo, in north-eastern Italy. Moravia was an intelligent boy and devoted himself to reading books and some of his favourite authors were Giosuè Carducci, Boccaccio, Fyodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Ariosto, Carlo Goldoni, William Shakespeare, Molière, Gogol and Mallarmé. He learned French and German and wrote poems in French and Italian.
  • 1957
    From 1957, he also reviewed and criticised cinema for the weekly magazines L'Europeo and L'Espresso.
    More Details Hide Details His criticism is collected in the volume Al Cinema (At the Cinema, 1975).
  • 1952
    In 1952 he won the Premio Strega for I Racconti and his novels began to be translated abroad and La Provinciale was adapted to film by Mario Soldati; in 1954 Luigi Zampa directed La Romana and in 1955 Gianni Franciolini directed I Racconti Romani (The Roman Stories, 1954) a short collection that won the Marzotto Award.
    More Details Hide Details In 1953, Moravia founded the literary magazine Nuovi Argomenti (New Arguments), which featured Pier Paolo Pasolini among its editors. In the 1950s, he wrote prefaces to works such as Belli's 100 Sonnets, Brancati's Paolo il Caldo and Stendhal's Roman Walks.
  • 1943
    After the Armistice of September 8, 1943, Moravia and Morante took refuge in Fondi, on the border of Ciociaria; the experience inspired La ciociara (The Woman of Ciociara, 1958).
    More Details Hide Details In May 1944, after the liberation of Rome, Alberto Moravia returned. He began collaborating with Corrado Alvaro, writing for important newspapers such as Il Mondo and Il Corriere della Sera, the latter publishing his writing until his death. After the war, his popularity steadily increased, with works such as La Romana (The Woman of Rome, 1947), La Disubbidienza (Disobedience, 1948), L'Amore Coniugale e altri racconti (Conjugal Love and other stories, 1949) and Il Conformista (The Conformist, 1951).
  • 1936
    That same year, he married the novelist Elsa Morante, whom he had met in 1936.
    More Details Hide Details They lived in Capri, where he wrote Agostino.
  • 1935
    In 1935 he traveled to the United States to give a lecture series on Italian literature.
    More Details Hide Details L'imbroglio (The Cheat) was published by Bompiani in 1937. To avoid Fascist censorship, Moravia wrote mainly in the surrealist and allegoric styles; among the works is Il sogno del pigro (The Dream of the Lazy). The Fascist seizure of the second edition of La mascherata in 1941, forced him to write under a pseudonym.
  • 1933
    In 1933, together with Mario Pannunzio, he founded the literary review magazines Caratteri (Characters) and Oggi (Today) and started writing for the newspaper Gazzetta del Popolo.
    More Details Hide Details The years leading to World War II were difficult for Moravia as an author; the Fascist regime prohibited reviews of Le ambizioni sbagliate (1935), seized his novel La mascherata (Masquerade, 1941) and banned Agostino (Two Adolescents, 1941).
  • 1927
    In 1927, Moravia met Corrado Alvaro and Massimo Bontempelli and started his career as a journalist with the magazine 900.
    More Details Hide Details The journal published his first short stories, including Cortigiana stanca (The Tired Courtesan in French as Lassitude de courtisane, 1927), Delitto al circolo del tennis (Crime at the Tennis Club, 1928), Il ladro curioso (The Curious Thief) and Apparizione (Apparition, both 1929). Gli indifferenti was published at his own expense, costing 5,000 Italian lira. Literary critics described the novel as a noteworthy example of contemporary Italian narrative fiction. The next year, Moravia started collaborating with the newspaper La Stampa, then edited by author Curzio Malaparte.
  • 1925
    In 1925 at the age of 18, he left the sanatorium and moved to Bressanone.
    More Details Hide Details During the next three years, partly in Bressanone and partly in Rome, he began to write his first novel, Gli indifferenti (Time of Indifference), published in 1929. The novel is a realistic analysis of the moral decadence of a middle-class mother and two of her children.
  • 1907
    Born on November 28, 1907.
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