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Agostino
Agostino | Alberto Moravia
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Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness and ignorance when it comes to women and sex, the boy is increasingly, masochistically drawn to the gang and its rough games. He finds himself unable to make sense of his troubled feelings. Hoping to be full of manly calm, he is instead beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother. Alberto Moravia s classic, startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1942 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 new translation by Michael F. Moore, "Agostino "is poised to captivate a twenty-first-century audience."
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rosemarie
Agostino | Alberto Moravia
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I started this book today. An excellent novel written by a very prestigious Italian author. #newbook#must#reading#italianbook#Moravia#italy#booklover#metime

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Astroneman
Agostino | Alberto Moravia
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Agostino is the story of a sexual initiation. On the one hand, a boy of thirteen, who is still a child; on the other the mother, a widow, but still thriving and eager to live.

#book #litsybook #booklover #agostino #albertomoravia #toread #goodreads

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sisilia
Agostino | Alberto Moravia
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The two books I bought in Kinokuniya Shinjuku. I picked the thin ones because I had no luggage space 😅

batsy Love the cover of the Moravia book and it sounds dark and disturbing 👍🏽😆 4y
sisilia @batsy And it‘s thin! 😆 4y
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gregspuches
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Finished this quick and thought-provoking tale of innocence lost over the Atlantic on my flight home. Coincidentally a great little beach read (only 102 pages) if you‘re in the mood for something a little more subtle yet intense at the same time. Excited to read a third Alberto Moravia novel someday. Highly recommend Boredom as well which I read in 2012.