By Alberto Moravia, Michael F. Moore
Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer season at a Tuscan beach lodge along with his appealing widowed mom. whilst she takes up with a cocksure new better half, Agostino, feeling overlooked and unloved, starts off placing round with a gaggle of neighborhood younger toughs. even though repelled through their squalor and brutality, and time and again humiliated for his weak spot and lack of understanding by way of girls and intercourse, the boy is more and more, masochistically interested in the group and its tough video games. He unearths himself not able to make experience of his emotions. Hoping to be packed with manly calm, he's in its place beset by way of in charge interest and an pressing wish to sever, at any price, the thread of bothered sensuality that binds him to his mom.
Alberto Moravia's vintage, startling portrait of innocence misplaced was once written in 1942 yet rejected by means of Fascist censors and never released until eventually 1944, while it turned a most sensible vendor and secured the writer the 1st literary prize of his occupation. Revived the following in a brand new translation through Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to captivate a twenty-first-century viewers.
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