The Conformist is a novel by Alberto Moravia published in , telling us about . ma un mio amico mi aveva detto que Il conformista è il migliori di Moravia. Il conformista has ratings and reviews. Chichikov said: The odd page prologue was the best part. An interesting book, but too long by half;. Il conformista has ratings and reviews. Il romanzo, pubblicato nel , è il ritratto di un personaggio e di un atteggiamento morale caratteri.

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Dec 20, Jack rated it liked it Shelves: Moravia was an atheist, his writing was marked by its factual, cold, precise style, often depicting the malaise of the bourgeoisie, underpin Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle, was one of the leading Italian novelists of the twentieth century whose novels explore matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism. The section closes in the days leading up to Marcello’s wedding, and we see his mother-in-law lavishing praise upon him, in stark contrast to his mother, who now lives alone in squalor.

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Now married, Marcello finds himself ordered to assassinate his old acquaintance and teacher, Professor Quadri, an outspoken anti-Fascist intellectual now living in exile in France. Nevertheless a remarkable book, which will I read this for Kimley’s film group, and it’s one fantastic can’t put down novel. And while I am still puzzling over his killing all the flowers he begins to coldly kill several lizards in the yard between his home and confoemista home of his neighbor and friend, Roberto.

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Il conformista by Alberto Moravia (1 star ratings)

Freudian in tone, albberto in the edges, it uses every scene and plot perfectly to lead us through its inescapable tragic tale. I should mention that the Norwegian title of this book is Fascisten ‘the Fascist’. This is the first Italian literature I ever read, and it is damned good. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An unsettling political masterpiece returns”. When Lino tells Marcello to shoot him, he complies and flees out the window. Lino defends himself by arguing that the loss of innocence is inevitable and is merely a part of the human experience.


Therefore it is impossible not to identify with him to some modavia. These observations stirred a satisfied, almost voluptuous pleasure in him.

Marcello later obtains a slingshot and fires a few stones through the ivy that covers the fence around Roberto’s family’s alberrto, only to find that he has killed their family cat instead of Roberto.

The Conformist

Laura Saunders rated it liked it Nov 27, Of course I read so much about some movie made based on the book I’m getting the impression that just about everyone has seen this movie, except me that is, so you probably already know the answers.

It is revealed that Marcello’s father often physically abuses the boy.

A former professor of Marcello’s, named Quadri, is now an anti-fascist agitator, and the Albert government would like to infiltrate his organization. Rather, I see that it is precisely because of his insides is nothing like a box that he desperately build himself a box, carefully picking his way wall-by-wall in refer to what he sees around himthe same suit, the same attitude, the same rhythm of life.

It’s simply not true that the book is usually better than the movie. When we meet him, he is a relatively innocent 13 year old.

The novel’s closing passage albero Marcello, Giulia, and their daughter driving to the mountains to evade possible reprisals for Marcello’s role with the government. At a dinner, Quadri asks Marcello to post a letter for him on his way back to Italy, as Quadri’s activities are monitored and the letter might be intercepted otherwise.

MarcelloGiuliaQuadri,Lina. As to why Marcello has to find Quadri in confromista first place, or rather what will happen when he finds him I’ll let you find out for yourself, along with the who ends up with who part of the story.


Probably the only brainy European novel ever where the book is much better than the movie. I don’t understand why it couldn’t have kept the title which seems to be the same in all other editions.

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I ocnformista long,deep,meaningful dialogue between characters usually Moravia had expertized in. I missed my train stop one evening while reading, so engaged was I in this masterful probing of an ordinary but psychologically tormented man hellbent on a For years I’ve been a huge fan of Bertolucci’s film adaptation of The Conformist, and am now a huge fan of Moravia’s book that inspired it.

The movie is perfectly cast, from Trintignant and on down, including Pierre Clementi, who appears briefly as the wicked young man who makes a play for the young Marcello.

And now with a not so good ending of a scene involving Marcello, Lino the ex-priest and the pistol, the prologue ends. Preview — The Conformist by Alberto Moravia.

Trivia About The Conformist. Paperbackpages. Between and Moravia was president of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers. Quotes from The Conformist. No doubt Moravia intended Marcello as the conformist, but ironically it is his wife Giulia who nearly always conforms to what is considered normal behavior and who harbors uncritically knee jerk beliefs and opinions formed by church and state.

Marcello experiences the same feeling when he and Giulia head to Quadri’s apartment, as Anna reminds him in some ways of that prostitute, and Marcello tells himself that he is in love with Anna despite her apparent dislike for him. Tense and gripping and with an eerie stillness which really adds to the effect. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Il conformista.