Richard and I have been chatting about missing the old days of reading together with The Wolves, and decided to pick a new shared read. And here you have it. Contempt by Alberto Moravia, an author we have both enjoyed before. Here is the NYRB synopsis:
"Contempt is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous—his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex—are evident in this story of a failing marriage. Contempt (which was to inspire Jean-Luc Godard's no-less-celebrated film) is an unflinching examination of desperation and self-deception in the emotional vacuum of modern consumer society."