Two Friends

Two Friends

I Due Amici

Book - 2011
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In this unfinished novella, discovered in a suitcase in 1996, Moravia offers three strikingly different portraits of a friendship poisoned by political fanaticism, unfolding as three variant drafts of the same story set in Rome after the fall of Fascism. Sergio, a poor, bitter intellectual, is both drawn toward and repelled by his wealthy friend Maurizio. Consumed by rivalry and feelings of inferiority, Sergio is determined to persuade Maurizio to join the Communist Party. In turn, Maurizio seeks to undermine Sergio's moral smugness by coaxing him into strategies that are by turns brutal and humiliating, and using Sergio's besotted girlfriend as an unwitting pawn. Through Sergio and Maurizio's ideological competition, Moravia exposes the savagery and pettiness beneath their noble ideals.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781590514214
1590514211
9781590513361
1590513363
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORAVIA ALBERTO
Characteristics: xviii, 327 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Casini, Simone
Harss, Marina

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