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Alberto Moravia

1907 - 1990

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Alberto Moravia (US: moh-RAH-vee-ə, -⁠RAY-, Italian: [alˈbɛrto moˈraːvja]; born Alberto Pincherle Italian pronunciation: [ˈpiŋkerle]; 28 November 1907 – 26 September 1990) was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation and existentialism. Moravia is best known for his debut novel Gli indifferenti (The Time of Indifference 1929) and for the anti-fascist novel Il Conformista (The Conformist 1947), the basis for the film The Conformist (1970) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberto Moravia has received more than 409,750 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Alberto Moravia is the 302nd most popular writer (down from 301st in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from Italy (down from 394th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Italian Writer.

Alberto Moravia is most famous for his novel "La Ciociara," which tells the story of a woman who is abandoned by her husband and must struggle to provide for her children.

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Among writers, Alberto Moravia ranks 302 out of 5,755Before him are Margaret Mitchell, Mikhail Sholokhov, Lucan, Saadi Shirazi, Fuzûlî, and Heinrich von Kleist. After him are Alejandro Jodorowsky, Italo Calvino, Marguerite de Navarre, Roger Martin du Gard, Lorenzo Valla, and J. M. Coetzee.

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Among people born in 1907, Alberto Moravia ranks 12Before him are John Wayne, Edwin McMillan, Mircea Eliade, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, and Rachel Carson. After him are Yakov Dzhugashvili, Baldur von Schirach, Jacques Tati, Yang Shangkun, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Lin Biao. Among people deceased in 1990, Alberto Moravia ranks 9Before him are Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, B. F. Skinner, Roald Dahl, Louis Althusser, and Leonard Bernstein. After him are Norbert Elias, Paulette Goddard, Sarah Vaughan, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, John Bowlby, and Pavel Cherenkov.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alberto Moravia ranks 397 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), Poppaea Sabina (30), Pope Martin I (590), and Pope Nicholas IV (1227). After him are Carlo Ponti (1912), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Toto Cutugno (1943), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), and Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Alberto Moravia ranks 26Before him are Christine de Pizan (1365), Dario Fo (1926), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Eugenio Montale (1896), and Primo Levi (1919). After him are Lorenzo Valla (1407), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Cornelius Nepos (-100), and Pietro Aretino (1492).