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Repressed memory and traumatic history in Alberto Moravia’s 'The Woman of Rome'

Leavitt, C. (2017) Repressed memory and traumatic history in Alberto Moravia’s 'The Woman of Rome'. In: Sambuco, P. (ed.) Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture. Fairleigh Dickinson UP, Madison, New Jersey. (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

Alberto Moravia's 1947 novel The Woman of Rome employs a surfeit of literary symbolism to represent its protagonist, the prostitute Adriana, in which she symbolizes the superabundance of reality that had come to supplant the author's bourgeois moralism.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > Italian
ID Code:74248
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson UP

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