Monday, August 6, 2007

Alberto Moravia and Women

watercolor by marguerita

Moravia's stories have pretty much been confined to one place, Rome, and his themes have remained preoccupied with love, or the lack of it, to explain human behavior. Among the better-known of his novels are ''The Woman of Rome,'' ''Two Women'' and ''The Conformist.'' He has frequently placed women at the center of his stories; but in an age of heightened feminism, attentive readers are always aware that
the author's perspective is that of a man.(with some unusual results.)

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