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    Description"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.

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    Conjugal Love
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alberto Moravia, Translated by Marina Harss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590512210
    ISBN 10: 1590512219

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
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    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 853.912
    DC22: 853/.912
    B&T Approval Code: A24243050
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ4829.O62 A8413 2007
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Translation
    Other Press LLC
    Imprint name
    Other Press LLC
    Publication date
    17 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alberto Moravia Alberto 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 Harss Marina Harss translations include For Solo Violin (Per Vionlino Solo), a war memoir by Aldo Zargani, and stories in The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda, by Sonia Rivera-Vald. Her translations have also appeared in Bomb, Brooklyn Rail, and Autadafe. She is a researcher at The New Yorker, and lives in New York City. Also by this author: A Week in October, Stories from the City of God
    Review quote
    Publishers Weekly
    Italian stylist Moravia (1907-1990) had his novels "The Conformist" and "Contempt" filmed by Bertolucci and Godard, respectively; this novel, freshly translated by Harss (who provides a short note), was written in 1949.
    Moravia...achieves a sly, convincing portrait in the voice of Silvio, whose love for Leda emasculates him, yet fuels his work.
    Library Journal
    In this brief novel, celebrated Italian novelist Moravia probes many issues, including literary inspiration, the effect of a muse on both creativity and self-discovery, and the possibilities of platonic and conjugal love.
    Boasting a fluid style that is elegant yet simple, Moravia is a master of writing about men and women and their love lives.
    Alberto Moravia crafts a delectably arch tale of a wealthy dilettante and his sensually neglected wife.
    Washington Post
    Michael Dirda
    Reading Alberto Moravia's "Conjugal Love" will take only a co