Conjugal Love

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Januar 2007



"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 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 Rome in 1990. Marina Harss is a translator of Italian, French, and Spanish. Her previous translations include Pier Paolo Pasolini's Stories from the City of God and Aldo Zargani's For Solo Violin. She also writes about dance for The New Yorker.

EAN: 9781590512210
ISBN: 1590512219
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 142 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Marina Harss
Format: kartoniert
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