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So begins the slow descent from love into despisement. She felt his resentment. Contempt was one of my first adult reading experience. He was also a journalist, playwright, essayist and film critic. It was unnerving the passiveness of Molteni and his paralysis for action in face of the seducing of his wife by a more energetic, realistic man like Battista. To do this, of course, he must know the reasons for her non-love and her abhorence of him.

Perhaps it’s because I have a soft spot for “the nice guy. Riccardo sees himself as an artist and intellectual who finds no satisfaction in his job as a screenwriter. Recently married but now after the two-year honeymoon of enamourment, he falls into or rather seems to persuade himself that his beautiful young wife no longer loves him. Contempt is also the title of the novel by Alberto Moravia that I am reviewing here.

The obstacles to reach her are his own creation. Silvio, self-absorbed and akberto concerned with getting his daily shave, tells his wife she must have been mistaken. He feels she has deliberately deflated him, another proof of her indifference toward him. She was a wonderful housewife and compliant lover.

El desprecio by Alberto Moravia (5 star ratings)

She pulled him to the dusty floor and made aggressive love to him. Moravia weaves a psychological and emotional intersection between these two events, the screenplay and his crumbling marriage, in part by comparing Rheingold’s interpretation of the Odyssey with the course of Riccardo’s relationship with Emilia.


Now that I have re Contempt by Alberto Moravia Another version of this note and thoughts on other books are le at: He is constantly badgering his wife about her lack of love for him until she decides that she has had enough and caves in to his beliefs.

At Rome she will leave Battista, try to make it as a typist again and live on her own. She is his Penelope, who he both hates and desires. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There is much to support this.


Looking at a distance one wonders why Molteni didn’t leave Emilia sooner, but it’s easier to react when one isn’t involved in the particular case, as I’ve been learning recently. I’m a fan after just one book. She no longer loves him; in fact, she despises him. The husband looks out the window and sees his wife leaving the station.

Always aware of bourgeois sentiment and how the rising man is affected by the nature of the world around him, this one is no different from the other Moravia books I have read.

Ell her love dying? Enters the stage the last important personage, a German film director named Rheingold.

He may say, like the sinners at the Last Judgment: Molteni convinces himself of his wife’s lack of love and in the end infidelity. And I never saw her again.

El desprecio

Told with a profound sense of melancholy, the narrative possesses both an unpleasant behind-closed-doors feel, mixed with tragedy and farce. I’ve read it at least six times. Matters come to a head when he agrees to collaborate with Rheingold, the director, on how to interpret The Odyssey for the screen. He doesn’t lie, but he filters his observations through his contrived delusional self-image.

Why did he take on so much debt for her sake? As he recounts the story of their marriage it becomes also his search to understand how and why this came to be. One day on the bus I saw this beautiful girl reading moravla only “Contempt” but even better – a movie tie in mass market version of this novel.



As he relentlessly interrogates her about the true nature of her feelings, he makes his deepest fear or secret desire come true. Molteni is a script writer on the way up if he were to follow the path laid out and knuckle down but he wants to write for the theatre and sees what he is doing as a shabby undermining of his true-to-heart aims. He was worried and resentful. Albreto a story about a writer who observes the loosing of his wife to a producer.

After the fact, it is usually too difficult as well as painful and potentially self-incriminating to let ourselves remem This book was agonizingly good.

The pedestal has been broken. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpin Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle, was one of the leading Italian novelists of the twentieth century whose edsprecio explore matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism.

One of my all-time favorite films and book. A litle side note: She tells him she does not want to sleep in the same bed with him. Emilia unhappily gets into the car. Maybe I aberto this story because it was like watching a train wreck. One of the many wonderful book I read. Ricardo Molteni and his wife Emilia.