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Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia

 Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia (real name Alberto Pincherle) was born in Rome on 28 november 1907 into a well-to-do Jewish-Catholic family. At the age of 9, he was stricken with tubercular infection of the leg bones, which he considered the most important moment of his life. Between 1916 and 1925, he spent a considerable amount of time in sanatorium and started writing, publishing his first novel, "Gli Indifferenti" at his own expense in 1929. It is considered the first European Existentialist novel. In the 1930's Moravia worked as a foreign correspondent for "La Stampa" and "La Gazzetta del Popolo" and he travelled to the U.S.A, Poland, China, Mexico, etc. His increasing involvement in politics led to his books being banned by the fascist regime and placed on the Vatican's "Index of Forbidden Books". In the early 1940's, in danger of being arrested, he fled with his wife Elsa Morante (whom he married in 1941) and went into hiding in the peasant community of Fondi, near Cassino, until the Liberation in 1944. In the 1950's he wrote film critics for "L'Espresso" and became a State Department lecturer in the United States in 1955. Between 1958 and 1970, he travelled the world and produced many travel books and articles. He also wrote for several magazines and newspapers, contributing to the "Corriere della Sera" regularly from 1946 onwards. In 1984 he was elected Italian representative to the European Parliament. He published his autobiography, "Alberto Moravia's life", in 1990 and died in Rome, on 26 September.

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