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Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
MORAVIA E L'ESPERIENZA AUTOBIOGRAFICA : UNA CHIAVE ESSENZIALE PER DECODIFICARE I SOUI ROMANZI
Advisor: Dr. Elena Past
Degree: Master of Arts
This thesis takes a critical look at the physical and psychological experiences of Alberto Moravia as an adolescent and the integral role that they play in the development of his main literary characters. The key problem areas reside in decoding primary texts of the author alluding to psychological trauma in his childhood and analyzing the main protagonists of specific novels to reveal similarities between them and Moravia himself. The methods used in writing this thesis included examining primary texts, biographies, and theoretical works from a psycho-analytical perspective. In conclusion to this work, I have demonstrated that it is the responsibility of the critical reader to investigate an author's autobiography in order to reveal hidden meaning in the text and unmask the true identity of his main protagonists.
Toby, Jessica Nicole, "Moravia E L'esperienza Autobiografica : Una Chiave Essenzial Per Decodificare I Soui Romanzi" (2010). Wayne State University Theses. Paper 28.