The Conformist by Alberto Moravia

The novel explores the life and psyche of a government official during the 1930s Fascist Italy, who is driven by a desire to belong and be considered "normal" at any cost. Tormented by his own perceived abnormality and a traumatic past, he becomes obsessed with conforming to the societal norms dictated by the fascist regime. In an attempt to prove his allegiance and suppress his own feelings of inadequacy, he agrees to carry out a political assassination. The narrative delves deep into themes of identity, the nature of conformity, and the moral compromises made by individuals under oppressive political systems.

The 3932nd greatest book of all time


Published
1951
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
400
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Italian

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