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For the Chinese film, see The Conformist film.

Want to Read saving…. Alberto Moravia 2 12 Nov 07, I found this to be far less political and instead really a study into a man’s fear I must admit having seen the movie years ago but recently forgotten much of the details of it, and finding this book, I thought I’d give it a crack whilst I was still hazy. Quadri is gentle, affectionate and persuasive, a father figure, if not quite Christ-like, the epitome of what the Fascist Party describes as a “negative, impotent intellectual”, who, after years of passive opposition, has “passed from thought to action”.

In Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times staff writer, said, “In this dazzling film, Bertolucci manages to combine the bravura style of Fellini, the acute sense of period of Visconti and the fervent political commitment of Elio Petri — and, better still, a lack of self-indulgence While visiting Quadri he falls in conformistaa with Anna – the professor’s young wife – and actively pursues her.

It is a frigid, solidly closed box, inch-by-inch built This is the first Italian literature I ever read, and it is damned good. Not only do they help understand the relationship of an individual to an authoritarian regime, but they also explore existentialist issues that became more pressing albero the con A Psychological Thriller Some of my favourite films explore how people have dealt with life under Fascism or Communism: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

That sounds like way too much for me.

The Conformist

The Conformist by Alberto Moravia. Italian conofrmista as seen through the eyes of a petit bourgeois who has a Mersault-like fascination with nothingness and tries to fill his empty suit with the cold comforts of a country which is going to the dogs.

To be different would be to be guilty. However, ultimately, Marcello must confront and deal with his complicity in the political crimes of the era. Then one day when some of these bullies attack him on the way home and try to put a skirt on him he is “rescued” by a chauffer named Lino. Quotes from Il conformista. He was also a journalist, playwright, essayist and film critic.


The Conformist Il conformista Italian film poster.

View all 16 comments. Feb 09, Mark Broadhead rated it it was amazing Shelves: Along the way, he acquires a wife and child, that do not quell his uncomfortable urge to be like others as he perceives them no matter what he must supress in himself or express as a government secret agent.

His classmates would taunt and abuse Marcello because they considered him too feminine calling him Marcellina. I believe this novel is often described as the story of a man, Marcello, whose urge to conform causes him to become a fascist.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Then I figured this book might give me some insights into the character of an Italian fascist during the reign of Mussolini. When he attempts to help an apparently stricken driver he is attacked and stabbed to death by several men who appear from the woods. Tamara rated it liked it Dec 19, He is delighted when he stops to buy cigarettes that three other people are buying the same brand, he picked the girl he is going to marry because she is “a really normal, ordinary girl” things like that, he’s always worried about being normal, ever since the lizard incidents anyway.

Poor Marcello Clerici, our anti-hero, with a lunatic for a father and a wastrel for a mother not only has evil thoughts, but What’s not to like about a classic novel set in Rome and Paris with elements of politcal murder and foreign intrique, questions of beauty and love, and buoyant doses of Oedipal anxiety?

Later he kills a cat, although this is mostly accidental, and albdrto a young teenager shots a homosexual limo driver named Lino.

Through a series of concormistahe is seen discussing with Italo, a blind friend, his plans to marry, his somewhat awkward attempts to join the Fascist secret police, and his visits to his morphine -addicted mother at the family’s decaying villa and his unhinged father at an insane asylum.

I’m not quite sure whether to rank it as better or worse than the movie, because Bertollucci was rather faithful to the plot, but even so they do seem to branch out in distinctly different dimensions. Alberto Moravia 2 12 Nov 07, Books by Alberto Moravia.


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I don’t understand why it couldn’t have kept the title which seems to be the same in all other editions. I assume this initiated his overwhelming desire to conform to what he perceived as ‘normal’.

Lino and his latter-day incarnation in an old British homosexual who drives around Paris picking up condormista young men seldom if ever find their love returned although they might temporarily quench their desire. Want to Read saving…. A novel about normalcy, innocence, redemption, justification, eroticism, and alienation from oneself. The two go out for a drive and walk that evening, and while Giulia tries to convince Marcello to make love to her in a wooded area, a stranger arrives and calls to Marcello by name.

In other words, he is a Conformist.

Il conformista by Alberto Moravia (3 star ratings)

Marcello Clerici is a bureaucratcultivated and intellectual but largely dehumanized by an intense need to be ‘normal’ and to belong to whatever is the current dominant socio-political group. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 15, Speranza rated it it was amazing Shelves: She is constantly enticed by a nice new The author and his translator have created a simple but compelling story in the midst of fascism in Italy.

These observations stirred a satisfied, almost voluptuous pleasure in him. Vassar College Department of Italian, The Conformidta is taken, attracted by this outstanding beauty and the outcome is in question. The inability of the characters to love moragia one who loves them is played out partly through a disparity in personality and political belief, and partly through differing sexuality.

He confesses to murdering Lino, and the priest indicates that he can seek absolution if he feels true remorse for his actions — an emotion that Marcello does not appear capable of feeling.

It is seriously lacking in subtlety and yet hard to figure out.