Boredom (novel)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

La noia (The Empty Canvas, literally 'boredom') is a novel by Italian writer Alberto Moravia first published in 1960. It is the story of a troubled sexual relationship between a young, rich painter who strives to find sense in his life, and an easygoing girl in Rome. The novel won the Viareggio Prize and was filmed by Damiano Damiani in 1962. An adaptation of the book forms the basis of Cédric Kahn's 1998 movie L'Ennui.



  • Cecilia, easygoing girl
  • Dino, protagonist and narrator
  • Dino's mother
  • Balestrieri, older painter and neighbour of Dino

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