New York Review of Books, Paperback, 9781590171219, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2004
William Weaver is celebrated for his numerous translations from the Italian, including Umberto Eco s"The Name of the Rose"and novels and stories by Italo Calvino."
“In its moral and artistic economy, [Boredom] is perhaps the most successful of all Moravia’s work. . . .No one has depicted a series of carnal acts, frenzied yet cold in their automatism—nudity, desire and its outlet—with such complete lack of complacence, such impassive truthfulness.”—Nicola Chiaromonte, Partisan Review
“Precise, calculating, decadent and quite brilliant.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Boredom is Moravia’s most succinct exploration of the quiet desperation at the heart of the automated human...one of Moravia’s funniest explorations on the origins of middle-class funk.” —Bill Marx, Boston Review