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The Time of Indifference by Alberto Moravia
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The Time of Indifference (1929)

by Alberto Moravia

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Hated it. Pathetic and insipid characters. ( )
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Carla observed her with something like compassion; the laborious and painful way in which her mother dug these constructions up out of the pit of her incomprehension always inspired a disgusted pity in her.
She wasn't hungry, sitting there in the midst of all the famished things in her life: in truth, this room in which she shoudl have been nourished had nourished itself on her; and day by day all those inanimate objects had sucked her vitality dry, with a tenacity stronger than her vain attempts to free herself from them.
But once he was back out on the street he had felt no jealousy, no pain, only an intolerable disgust at his own versatile indifference, which permitted him to change his ideas and attitudes every day the way other people change their clothes.
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