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Now that turned out to be rather incorrect, tenuous at best. So once Marcello is surrounded by dead ek it occurs to him that this might not be normal really? 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.

Marcello apparently discovers that he feels the same pleasure he derived from smashing plants and cutting conformjsta heads off flowers by killing lizards. Clerici’s pursuit of normalcy is a meaningless avenue to escape his perceived abnormality. But that is her name and by this time we are into Part II and we have this goofy part where Marcello falls in love with Lina – so I’m assuming he wasn’t in love with his wife when he married her, but whether he was or not he now loves Lina about five minutes after he met her, but I suppose I shouldn’t consider that too strange because in the same amount of time Lina has fallen in love with Marcello’s wife.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even if, as in this last gesture, the similarity was due more to willed imitation in his case than to any real personal inclination. 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.


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I want to give this novel six stars! Anyway, he is called in to see the Minister whoever that is and told to get in touch with Edmondo Quadri, an old professor of his who is now an anti-Fascist leader working in France. Whether or not you get to see the film, I recommend that you read this novel.

La Ciociara I Grandi Tascabili. 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. Marcello is 13 and I think he would have had a pretty good idea what Lino wanted but he doesn’t seem to have a clue.

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Later he kills a cat, although this is mostly accidental, and as a young teenager shots a homosexual limo driver named Lino. Paperbackpages. Quadri tries to save Italy and Europe from Fascism.

Somehow Moravia gets away with this. He fears his natural impulses.

I read somewhere – I have no idea where – that The Conformist is Moravia’s most important work, I don’t know if that’s true, but it does have me wondering.

Sarah MacDonald rated it liked it Apr 23, The final section of the prologue covers Marcello’s torment at the hands of his classmates, who use his somewhat effeminate appearance to question his gender. When the natural course of his life presents him with ethical dilemmas – the assignment to betray Professor Quadri, his attraction to women other than his wife – he is ill-prepared to deal with them.


But then he is assigned to kill his former professor, now exiled in France, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Fascist state, and falls in love with a strange, compelling woman; his life is torn open – and with it the corrupt heart of Fascism. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. For the Italian film adaptation, see The Conformist film.

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Al The Conformist adapted and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the novel by Alberto Moravia A different version of this note and albeto on other books are available at: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And now with a not so good ending of a scene involving Marcello, Lino the ex-priest and the pistol, the prologue ends. Jesus, if that’s what one guy’s thinking, how many more can there be?

Andrea Bogni rated it liked it Confor,ista 20, We are told he is a man just like any other man. Overall, I would highly recommend this book.

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 conformsita of life.