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Some early reviewers of Camere separate have compared Pier Vittorio Tondelli's final work to a novel of formation. After a brief overview of Tondelli's literary output and an exploration of the evolution of the Bildungsroman genre as proposed by Moretti, the thesis aims at comparing Camere separate to the conventions of some of the early examples of Bildungsroman. Structurally, the novel does not follow the chronological order typical of the Bildungsroman and finds its organizing principle in ambient music rather than literature. Thematically, the elements which in the novel of formation help the main character find his place in society (most notably, work and marriage) are here what sets him apart from the community, thus making Camere separate a progressive study in separation.