Alberto Moravia Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Alberto Moravia Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Alberto Moravia’s popularity and continuing recognition as a literary artist are based on the universality of his insights into the dilemmas that plague the divided consciousness of modern humanity. These dilemmas are presented and explored through the basic elements of Moravia’s fiction: his use of characterization, style, and form, as well as his presentation of themes that express a distinctly modern view of the world.

The treatment of character in Moravia’s fiction has been much discussed by critics. One of the most important aspects of Moravia’s characterization is what might be called “the method of exhaustion.” Sergio Pacifici, one of Moravia’s critics, has effectively described this aspect of his...

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