Moravia, Alberto. Article #1. Vol. 8, pg 310.
Here we go. My first Britannica article, intelligently chosen for me by my handy-dandy new Britannica-random-article-picking spreadsheet.
Already I’m learning stuff I didn’t know. Book lover that I am, I’d never heard of Moravia (1907-1990), who was apparently a famous 20th century Italian author.
Like all great artists, Moravia’s art seems to come from great tragedy. In his case, he contracted Tuberculosis at age 8 and spent several years confined to bed and/or a sanatorium. Yikes. Okay, that might also explain his tendency to write about “emotional aridity, isolation, and existential frustration”. With a past like that, even Leo Buscaglia would have written about existential frustration.
For more information:
“Moravia, Alberto.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol 8, pg 310.