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Enters the stage the last important personage, a German film director named Rheingold. Preview — El desprecio by Alberto Moravia. Does anyone see this a bit disturbing? Morava I liked this story because it was like watching a train wreck.

The light coming in at dawn wakes her and she has spent the first two years of their marriage losing sleep. If she doesn’t love him anymore then the job he despises, the money attains from it, and his raison d’etre qlberto mean nothing. Lists with This Book.

Leda and the barber move passionately about in the moonlight in an erotic dance. Battista desprrcio the role of the suitors and Molteni albwrto Ulysses allows him to get too close to his wife, who is Penelope in this version and she despises this lack of manhood. A magnificent style in story-telling, based on emotions and re-examination what went wrong in the life of a husband who is losing his wife.

When another man tries to court his wife within social confines, is he expected to play the game and ignore the attempts, or like the provincial man challenge him to a duel of honor.

He starts working for a producer whose name is Battista. Molteni, thinking nothing of the request, and not wanting to offend the man with whom he is discussing work as a screenwriter, tells his wife to go with Battista. Thanks for telling us about the desptecio.


Not only does he hate his job, but he clearly disdains and everyone connected with it.

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He tells us even though Emilia loved him she was quite upset to learn on their marriage that he ek not give her an apartment of their own. The backdrop is a writer who takes on the dubious task of writing a script adaptation of Ulysses. 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. All these worries, and all because of his wife. Get to Know Us.


So begins the slow descent from love into despisement. Moravia was an atheist, his writing despreclo marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpinned by high social and cultural awareness. Return to Book Page. This too is ee of Ricardo Molteni. View all 18 comments. See 2 questions about El desprecio….

She even smiled at me once our albefto met. Some people may find that dull in that at times he may travel the same ground and the same phrases crop up during the reading so thjat you can feel battered into submission. Frustrated by his work and his constant need to make more and more money to provide things for Emilia — things for which she has not asked — he becomes convinced that she moravix no longer in love with him — that in fact she despises him.

It is odd that when invited for a meal out, Ricardo accepts the idea of his producer to let his wife drive ahead with him to his house, where they are both invited.


Contempt was one of my first adult reading experience. The psychology is excruciatingly spot-on. Molteni convinces himself of his wife’s lack of love and in the end infidelity.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She felt his resentment. Why does Emilia Despise her Husband? This begins to gnaw at his innards, and forces another confrontation with Emilia — one that leads to a final resolution. For even though Ricardo says he will then sleep with the shutters closed to please her she refuses. This is the anti-Homeric tale of the anti-Ulysses. Now that I have read a few lines on the internet about Alberto Moravia I can see that Molteni is based on the author.

Freudian film devoid of spectacle. Very exacting in its depictions of emotions.

For two years, she made the best of it. What makes Biblio different?

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In his mind, she finds happiness in owning a home and xesprecio no interest in his lofty artistic aspirations. Mroavia can then guess that Ricardo did not especially act so happy with his wife. Michael Bond – the man behind Paddington Bear “All the same And that he has misunderstood.

As they go into the darkness, the last thing Silvio sees is his grinning wife raising her skirts to her waist exposing her bare loins to the man he had always considered his servant.