La bambolona is a 1967 novel by Alba de Cespedes. Giulio Broggini, the male protagonist, is the victim of an erotic obsession with a very young and prosperous girl who will eventually succeed in making him ridiculous. In the background, Italy in the 1960s. From the book a film was made with Ugo Tognazzi, directed by Franco Giraldi.
DE CÉSPEDES ALBA (1967), La bambolona, Milano, Mondadori
BARTHES ROLAND (1979), Frammenti di un discorso amoroso, Torino, Einaudi