Moravia’s Boredom: An Interruption of the Electric Current Inside a House

by Christian Parreno

[…] my boredom resembles a repeated and mysterious interruption of the electric current inside a house: at one moment everything is clear and obvious – here are armchairs, over there sofas, beyond are cupboards, side tables, pictures, curtains, carpets, windows, doors; a moment later there is nothing but darkness and an empty void.

Moravia, Alberto. Boredom. Translated by Angus Davidson. New York: New York Review of Books, 1999/1960.