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La pelle by Curzio Malaparte, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This article reconsiders Curzio Malaparte’s polemical novel La pelle [], which either has been condemned as a false historical account of post-Liberation . Curzio Malaparte, Writer: Il Cristo proibito. Curzio Malaparte () was a prominent Italian writer who directed one film, La pelle (novel “La pelle”).

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Malaparte savagely skewers the sacred sense of what it means to be the American liberators of Italy. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

His tour guide demands lira payment before he will throw a rope to Arthur. Flat, “an impudent cynic. I’m slowly making my way through the New York Review Books Classics list and this has been the most intense, compelling and thought provoking novel so far. Tragic yet comic, surreal yet real, cynical yet idealistic — Malaparte performs the tightrope act with aplomb.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Also, this experience provided the basis for his two most famous books, Kaputt and The Skin Now that it is in its decline nothing is left in it but Naples.

Women and children are for sale and there is but one virgin left in Naples—a young girl whose family offers her for display to American servicemen.

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Troubled by this the General at least offers money for a decent burial. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I must mention a final element which caused me much thought in light of current events: I hate the word genius.


Degradante, perverso, disturbante, cinico, rivoltante Read it with an open mind. He was then assigne Curzio Malaparte could only be described as a literary chameleon. The Urania orgy just malapartd the most outrageous of them. Did you really need our help to drive out the Germans? Proteggendoci l’un l’altro dagli assalti di chi ci vedeva in condizioni tanto migliori raggiungemmo le carrozze stringendo la propria roba chi in un sacco da marinaio chi in una federa ma sempre con malaparre schiene addossate e tutti con un coltello, il mio da cucina, puntato.

He has enlarged the art of inventive fiction in more surreal and perverse ways than I ever could have imagined.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: Having traveled with Malaparte the violent length of Italy, we’ve come to expect that peace will be little better. It is only in recent years that you see books published that allow for some occasional comic remark in a WW-II setting.

Valecchi Editore Firenze; Quinta edizione edition Language: Probabilmente sono presenti entrambi questi aspetti in una miscela indissolubile. I first read La pelle The Skin, available in English translation decades ago and was deeply affected by its merciless depiction of the misery and degradation of both the Italians and the occupying curzii. I feel that this book has a unique voice in WW-II literature.


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The young of Europe are on their way to being pederasts: Edit Personal Details Publicity Listings: You will find Naples. He lambasts cowardice and heroes alike. They are darkness visible. Nothing romantic about this novel, the reader isn’t left with any illusions about the horror of war.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Malaparte is like the personification of the deep embittering disillusionment that arrived when fascism showed itself to be little more than opportunistic thuggery.

There are scenes in this book I will never forget. Once I had recited to him that verse from the Agamemnon of Aeschylus which runs, “If conquerors respect the temples and the Gods of the conquered, they shall be saved”; and he had looked at me for a moment in silence.

It contained a bit of London, a bit of Paris, a bit of Madrid, a bit of Vienna—it was a microcosm of Europe. Open Preview See a Problem?

We’re told that one of the dead curzioo Christ. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alla fine, credo che la fama di questo libro sia meritata, e per diverse ragioni.