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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I had some trouble adjusting to the characters and the tone of the book, but as soon as I hit the fire-bombing of Hamb I don’t ma,aparte quite how to describe this one, so I’m going to go with some main points. I for one would have gladly stood in line for a signed copy, even if it meant getting lynched by the locals, would even shake his hand and say “well done Mr Malaparte!

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There are other novels that touch on war with caustic humour. A black market has sprung up with everything for sale, and in which blond pubic wigs are sold to cater for the tastes of Negro soldiers.

English Choose a language for shopping. Edit Personal Details Publicity Listings: Not for everyone “It is a shameful thing to win a war. Which is why he is able to write so well about the humiliation of the Italian people when they know the ambivalence of being simultaneously defeated and liberated by the Allies.


If the Gods connived and double crossed one another over the fate of Troy, Mussolini, Hitler and lastly the Americans took a no lees lively interest in Naples. Then curzii had asked me which Gods the Americans would have to respect in Europe if they were to be saved. How Much Have You Seen?

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It is to our American allies that Curzi have entrusted the sacred torch of Fascism! I was also repulsed at his broad homophobic statements at various parts of the book. Open Preview See a Problem? I like to take note of these reading serendipities which often happen to me. June 9in Prato, Tuscany, Italy Died: Malaparte – “the city was like a lump of cow dung, squashed by the foot of a passer-by”.

But Italy is just a corner of hell. How much of Curzio Malaparte’s work have you seen?

Here are a few nuggets to convince you: Un uomo di grande dirittura morale che fustiga i costumi decaduti degli italiani sconfitti, che si concedono ad ogni orgia nel delirio della vita salvata e di un rinnovato benessere comprato vendendosi al nemico? He began as a Fascist who supported Mussolini, but as a result of his snarky attitudes, he served time in several Fascist jails, until he was released by Mussolini’s heir.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. June 9in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. He had the naivety, the artlessness and the moral transparency that make American gentlemen so lovable and so humam He was not a cultivated man, he did not possess that humanistic culture which gives such a noble and poetic tone to the manners of European gentlemen, but he was a “man,” he had that human quality which European men lack: Trivia About The Skin.


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Write a customer review. This was another amazing work from Malaparte, but I enjoyed it less than Kaputt. Yet, there are some shocking stories that feel like scenes from a Jheronimus Bosch painting, as they are so dark and archaic that you have trouble taking in the real picture of what he is cugzio. Virtually impossible to decipher, there are no easy answers or views to be taken. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Degradante, perverso, disturbante, cinico, rivoltante Catch and The Skin tell the story of the same part of WWII from opposite sides American and Italo-Fascist and I would have to admit that despite its horrors, Catch while being as condemning on war, ignorance, and rape as The Skin, was certainly funnier if less horrifying.

Born Kurt Erich Suckert, he was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat. He later saw he was wrong in Born Kurt Erich Suckert, he was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat. Although entirely impossible due to the fact of it being banned in amlaparte city malaarte, had there been a book signing event held in Naples for ‘La Pelle’ The Skinthe pen of Kurt Erich Suckert Curzio Malapatre would in all likelihood stay firmly in the breast pocket of his suit.