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The Resource Agostino, Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore

Agostino, Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore

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Agostino
Title
Agostino
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Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"A thirteen-year-old boy spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort feels displaced in his beautiful widowed mother's affections by her cocksure new companion and strays into the company of some local young toughs and their unsettling leader, a fleshy older boatman with six fingers on each hand. Initially repelled by their squalor and brutality, repeatedly humiliated for his well-bred frailty and above all for his ingenuousness in matters of women and sex, the boy nonetheless finds himself masochistically drawn back to the gang's rough games. And yet what he has learned is too much for him to assimilate; instead of the manly calm he had hoped for he is beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother still. Alberto Moravia's classic and yet still startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1941 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career. Revived here in a sparkling new translation by Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to enthrall and astonish a twenty-first-century audience"--
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Summary
"A thirteen-year-old boy spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort feels displaced in his beautiful widowed mother's affections by her cocksure new companion and strays into the company of some local young toughs and their unsettling leader, a fleshy older boatman with six fingers on each hand. Initially repelled by their squalor and brutality, repeatedly humiliated for his well-bred frailty and above all for his ingenuousness in matters of women and sex, the boy nonetheless finds himself masochistically drawn back to the gang's rough games. And yet what he has learned is too much for him to assimilate; instead of the manly calm he had hoped for he is beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother still. Alberto Moravia's classic and yet still startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1941 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career. Revived here in a sparkling new translation by Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to enthrall and astonish a twenty-first-century audience"--
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10320511
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DLC
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1907-1990
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Moravia, Alberto
Dewey number
853/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1954 August 24-
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Moore, Michael
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Mother and child
  • Gangs
  • Widows
  • Bildungsromans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Bildungsromans
  • Gangs
  • Mother and child
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
Label
Agostino, Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 111)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861206826
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781590177235
Lccn
2013050863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904662
System control number
(OCoLC)861206826
Label
Agostino, Alberto Moravia ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 111)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861206826
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781590177235
Lccn
2013050863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904662
System control number
(OCoLC)861206826

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