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Il conformista e-book

Author:

Alberto Moravia

Language:

Italian

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1518 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

RCS Libri S.P.A (2002)

Pages:

354

ISBN:

8846204573

Il conformista e-book

by Alberto Moravia


Bertolucci’s wonderful film was an adaptation of this book, the title of which announces Alberto Moravia’s intention to construct a novel that is at once both psychological and socio-political.

Bertolucci’s wonderful film was an adaptation of this book, the title of which announces Alberto Moravia’s intention to construct a novel that is at once both psychological and socio-political. If you haven’t seen the film, I urge you to seek it out. Whether or not you get to see the film, I recommend that you read this novel.

The Conformist (Il conformista) is a novel by Alberto Moravia published in 1951, which details the life and desire for normalcy of a government official during Italy's fascist period. It is also known for the 1970 film adaptation by Bernardo Bertolucci. In the prologue, the reader witnesses numerous formative events from a short period in Marcello's childhood. In the first, Marcello coldly kills several lizards in the yard between his home and the home of his neighbor and friend, Roberto

Alberto Moravia (US: /moʊˈrɑːviə, -ˈreɪv-/ moh-RAH-vee-ə, -⁠RAY-, Italian: ; born Alberto Pincherle ; November 28, 1907 – September 26, 1990) was an Italian novelist and journalist.

Alberto Moravia (US: /moʊˈrɑːviə, -ˈreɪv-/ moh-RAH-vee-ə, -⁠RAY-, Italian: ; born Alberto Pincherle ; November 28, 1907 – September 26, 1990) was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation and existentialism.

Secrecy and Silence are second nature to Marcello Clerici, the hero of The Conformist, a book which made Alberto Moravia one of the world's most read postwar writers. Clerici is a man with everything under control - a wife who loves him, colleagues who respect him, the hidden power that comes with his secret work for the Italian political police during the Mussolini years.

Moravia tells us that Marcello has a vague sense of the indifference that his parents have towards him. Birthdays and Christmas come and go with perhaps a gift or maybe not. There is an overwhelming desire to fit in somewhere, to conform; and equally it is unbearably embarrassing when. There is an overwhelming desire to fit in somewhere, to conform; and equally it is unbearably embarrassing when called out. He is bullied at school. They force him into a skirt. As horrible as it is Moravia tells us he is not totally unhappy with the attention. Other disturbing incidents occur.

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Le Coq au Vin was written in white letters on a brown background on the second-floor level of an old gray house. They went into the restaurant. the tables were lined up in front of the sofa; old rectangular mirrors in gilt frames reflected the central chandelier and the heads of the few customers in a tranquil light. Marcello recognized Quadri right away, seated in a corner next to his wife, smaller than her by a head, dressed in black, studying the wine list over his glasses.


Olma
I have read this book twice and intend to read it again. I'm an Italian student and was given all of Alberto Moravia's books to read in college. His writing is easy to understand for a intermediate student. His writings are very interesting if you want the English version.
Kecq
Great book, excellent format, nice to be able to click on any word and get an immediate translation.

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