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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? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Wondered if it was really written by Moravia. View all 16 comments. But this is the necessary consequence of being an objective novelist.

In order to prepare for his marriage with Giulia, Clerici is supposed to go to confession.

However, he confuses normality conformsta conformity, and in his quest to conform, subjugates his already-repressed emotions. Jan 05, Kimley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The quality of the translation I felt was high. The novel ends with Marcello hearing the plane’s approach.

This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Moravia portrays Italian Fascism in the Mussolini era with more clarity than many historical studies as he depicts the confusion over the quest for normalcy and the delusions of conformity.

Il conformista by Alberto Moravia (3 star ratings)

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 alerto novels explore matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism. 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.


So now Marcello is mad and ends up killing Roberto’s cat, I guess Roberto not approving was not only unfortunate for Marcello but also for a cat. And while I slberto still puzzling over his killing all the flowers he begins to coldly kill several lizards in the yard between his home and the home of his neighbor and friend, Roberto.

Dec 20, Jack rated it liked it Shelves: Not only do they help understand the relationship of an individual to an authoritarian regime, but they also explore existentialist issues that became moracia pressing in the context of the Second World War and the post-war environment. And it is a very good one, albeit I was tempted to say at times: Marcello is mortified not so much mravia his actions but by what he moarvia as the abnormality of his sentiments.

Equally importantly, while he has struggled to achieve perfect normality, he discovers that the truly normal “take the utmost liberties with normality itself.

The idea that fascists in general follow the herd and adopt a superficial and uncultured world view is no doubt largely correct, but the essence of fascism is the belief in authoritarian rule, the stratification of society, intolerance of diversity, and a willingness, even an eagerness to use force and violence to obtain such ends.

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.


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. He was also a journalist, playwright, essayist and film critic.

But I still say he should have been a serial killer. He seems to have no idea why Lino is so desperate to get him to go with him, even when he tells Marcello he is a former priest de-frocked for indecent behavior.

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Marcello refuses, and Quadri takes this moraviaa a sign of solidarity, as Marcello could have taken the letter and turned it over to the authorities instead. A Psychological Thriller Some of my favourite films explore how people have dealt with life under Fascism or Communism: While reading it I was taken by it but a few days later I am less enthused. An unmistakable sign that a book is good, in my opinion: