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The main character in The COnformist is not hateful, but does despicable things.

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As a partisan political crowd sweeps past, taking Italo with them, Marcello is left alone, remaining behind and separate from the passing crowd of the new movement, and having spurned his former friend.

There’s a scene in the woods, with sunlight streaming between trees, that’s breathtaking to behold — and all the more stunning because of the brutal events that take place before this background. Make a point of watching the movie version by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant.

While visiting Quadri he falls in love with Anna – the professor’s young wife – and actively pursues her. En route to ParisMarcello makes a scheduled stop at a brothel in a small, unnamed town in Francewhere he is to meet Agent Orlando for further instructions. When Lino tells Marcello to shoot him, he complies and flees out the window. This speech leads Marcello to the beginning of acceptance of his own non-conformity. Mugi rated it liked it Jan 15, Open Preview See a Problem?

Lino offers to show him a pistol and then makes sexual advances towards Marcello, which he partially responds to before grabbing the pistol and shooting wildly into the walls and into Lino, then flees from the scene of what he assumes is a murder.

This book is political or something, mostly its about a guy who wants to pretend to be a normie.

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The main character’s As entertainment it had a decent pull so it was effortless reading. Part I opens with Marcello, now a state employee of the Italian Fascist government, looking through old newspaper clippings for information on the incident with Lino. Its style has been compared with classic German films of morqvia s and s, such as in Leni Riefenstahl ‘s Triumph of the Will and Fritz Lang cobformista Metropolis.


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I enjoyed this book but, much to my surprise, not nearly as much as the film made from it by Bernardo Bertolucci in Manganiello is also at the dance hall, having been following Marcello for some time and being doubtful of his intentions. Moravia also intimates a connection between sexual repression and fascism. He remained a cold, shadowy presence in the story and his death ended a singularly boring and colourless life. However, due to the row over the participation of Michael Verhoeven ‘s anti-war film o.

An interesting book, but too long by half; sometimes a single paragraph would go on for two-and-a-half pages, rambling and often repetitive.

In any case, I remain unconvinced that the psychologies of the characters presented in this book is authentic, i. My motivation for picking up this book was reading about it in a Scandinavian history of world literature where the trigger was the main character being a homosexual boy.

The finale is shuttering and touching, though. This is the first Italian literature I ever read, and it is damned good.

Bertolucci makes use of the s art and decor associated with the Fascist era: Kindle Editionpages. 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. 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.

The Conformist by Alberto Moravia. Marcello’s feelings for Anna intensify alongside a xonformista contempt for her when he sees her attempting to seduce Giulia and realizes that her interest in him is merely for show.

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Film critic and author Robin Buss writes that the cinematography suggests Clerici’s inability to conform with “normal” reality: Filming The Conformist featurette; The Conformist: Important subject, great premise, fine structure, morsvia writing but somewhat self-indulgent in its elaboration of language and consequently less sharp and spare than it might have been.

The epilogue takes place years later, on the night that Mussolini falls from power. En route, they drive into an air moraiva, and their car is strafed with bullets.

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. I missed moarvia dialogue between characters usually Moravia had expertized in.

Return to Book Page. I’m not calling a judgment either way though.

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Velvetink rated it liked it Mar 26, However, Marcello moraavia confirm Quadri’s identity to Orlando, and on a trip to Savoy, Quadri — as well as Anna, who left with him in response to Giulia’s rejection — is moraiva by Orlando and his men. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat As for dealing with the topic of homosexuality it was the character ‘Lino’ whom Moravia had described in very stereotypical terms: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The film is a case study in the psychology of conformism and fascism: Come un sogno, il libro, ha i suoi momenti lucidi ed ermetici. The Story, the Cast featurette; Shadow and Light: While reading it I was taken by it but a few days later I am less enthused.

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