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  1. says:

    Probably this gets the award for the most cynical novel I’ve ever read Malaparte is a difficult chap to warm to He’s racist homophobic and was a fascist in the early days of Mussolini’s rise to power Hitler b

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    Although entirely impossible due to the fact of it being banned in the city had there been a book signing event

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    This was another amazing work from Malaparte but I enjoyed it less than Kaputt At times I really felt he was trying to clear his rotten conscience by playing the good guy At the same time there are unforgettable images here the skin the Siren Vesuvius eruptingbut I found that the end dragged I did not really get

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    Curzio Malaparte 1898 1957 To win a war everyone can do that but not everyone is capable of losing one Curzio Malaparte Curzio Malaparte born Kurt Suckert to a German father and Italian mother was a journalist and novelist

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    This brutal beautifully written novel about the arrival of American troops in Naples in 1943 and their two year occupation is sad but also deeply darkly comical Malaparte novelizing his real life war experiences seemed to be sliding b

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    'The Skin' must have been considered a very scandalous book in 1947 when it was published Its tragicomic account of the invasion of Naples in 1943 must have shocked the people who were only just recovering from the horrors of war I would imagine that they were scandalized by a lot of the distressing and often bewildering observations about their recent past Malaparte's story is still shocking to read today so

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    It is a shameful thing to win a warI kept thinking of Ira throughout this read – the whole idea of liberating a country a people—of the conuerors and the conueredMalaparte's relentlessly sardonic highly original narrative pits the European sensibility versus the American one takes it to a point where Henry James' polite prose dared not ve

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    Prefaced by a dedication to the honorable American soldiers who were my comrades in arms and who died in vain in the cause of European freedom Curzio Malaparte imparts a warning before The Skin opens It's a warning that shou

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    I don't know uite how to describe this one so I'm going to go with some main points a It casts a new light on the lives of liberated peoplesb It's probably the only really horrifiying war book I've ever readc Somehow abc It makes other authors who talk about war including Vonegut seem like little children reminicing abou

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    Although I am new to Goodreads and have posted very little I have read thousands of books and once had to sell my book collection in reverse order of preference in order to eat I consider that the most honest system of rating a book because your next meal depends upon it I want to expand upon this review but I am going to begin by s

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Review Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Curzio Malaparte

Una terribile peste dilaga a Napoli dal giorno in cui nell’ottobre del 1943 gli eserciti alleati vi sono entrati come liberatori una peste che corrompe non il corpo ma l’anima spingendo le donne a vendersi e gli uomini a calpestare il rispetto di sé Trasformata in un inferno di abiezione la città offre visioni di un osceno straziante orrore la ragazza che in un tugurio aprendo «lentamente la rosea e nera tenaglia delle gambe» lascia che i soldati per un dollaro verifichino la sua verginità; le «parrucche» bionde o ruggine o tizianesche di cui donne con i capelli ossigenati e la pelle bianca di cipria si coprono il pube perch. Although entirely impossible due to the fact of it being banned in the city had there been a book signing event held in Naples for La Pelle The Skin the pen of Kurt Erich Suckert Curzio Malapatre would in all likelihood stay firmly in the breast pocket of his suit Many would want to see him yes but not for the signing of any book No this ueue about a mile long full of angry souls including Neapolitans members of the Italian Government The Pope Blacks Homosexuals and Dwarfs would want to give him a torrent of abuse Even the sirens of the sea may feel obliged to come ashore out of the bay of Naples to throw chunks of coral at him 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 this was an excellent read I would put it up there in my top five books about WW2 Hoping then he would invite me back to his cliff side Villa on Capri for a spot of lunchIt s controversial it s distasteful degrading and obscene but then isn t that war It s also brilliantly written about human disgust and the savagery that war inflicts upon a city and it s inhabitants Every page captured my attention whether believable or not He has enlarged the art of inventive fiction in surreal and perverse ways than I ever could have imagined Malaparte gets to star in his own book as himself A member of the National Fascist Party before the war he was a firm supporter of Mussolini but turned to the left after Italy was left ravaged by conflict Here he plays an Liaison officer as he was in real life to an American colonel Jack Hamilton they tour the battle scarred and comfortless streets of a depraved and ruined Naples a place where selling out was the cunning and ugly art of survival mothers would sell their children children would sell their mothers whores would not only sell themselves but also beggars in the gutter Malaparte the city was like a lump of cow dung suashed by the foot of a passer by He is a lap dog sucking up to the Americans to him they are Gods while he thinks of himself as nothing than a filthy rotten Italian They involve themselves in some uite bizarre situations that left me reeling in both horror and almost howls of laughter because I simply could not believe what I was reading I knew within the early stages this was going to be a different kind of war novel the mere mention of grotesue midget women who whine peculiar noises from within their hovels had me rubbing my eyes just to make sure I was indeed awake There are other shameful moments when the pair enter a shop selling strange blonde wigs the repugnance casting of their eyes behind a curtain of a young virgin girl used for viewing pleasure a party full of young bourgeois students that ends like something out of a nightmare and a banuet for high Allied officers that had the famous auarium being raided for a prized fish In fact at this point the films of both Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alejandro Jodorowsky came to mind for the use of shocking and surreal imagery 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 A place of vast suffering men women and children living in a destroyed city with barely a bite to eat a drop of water to drink would do just about anything to get by Did the Americans come as conuerors or liberators their insistence on their own moral goodness is continually undermined and revealed as contradictory in The Skin they are the John while Naples is the whore The Italians Malaparte says jump for joy out the windows of their ruined houses waving foreign flags and hurtling flowers at the conuerors Later in the novel when switching to Rome a man so excited by the sight of the Allies falls under the caterpillars of a Sherman tank and ends up flat as pancake Troubled by this the General at least offers money for a decent burial When talking of or to the Americans Malaparte does so with a double edged voice there is a uirky arrogance that he may be acting like a wolf in sheeps clothing nothing is abundantly clear towards his actions There is a frolicsome banter used in the dialogue and lots of joking around yet death is everywhere in the air the sea and on the ground right in front of themI have to say there was an appalling political ignorance from all sides during WW2 towards the poor people of Naples and the disbanded Italian army were looked at like the scum of the earth Malaparte s attitude towards his own people is as complicated and contradictory as his views on the Americans They are no simple victims than the latter are simple victors The Skin is served up like a bottle of fancy wine but along side a silver platter which sits a human head on a bed of olives It s Malaparte s bad conscience he taunts teases and titillates one minute before punishing the reader with the vile and humiliating the next Is this a case of I love the book but despise the writer probably not how can one hate the writer if one loved the book He may have been a fascist but others committed far worse that doesn t stop him from being an exceptional writer and The Skin is one of the finest works I have read on the subject of World War II and for that he gets top marks Der ganze weg ma l’anima spingendo le donne a vendersi e gli uomini a calpestare il rispetto di sé Trasformata in un inferno di abiezione la città offre visioni di un osceno straziante orrore la ragazza che in un tugurio aprendo «lentamente la rosea e nera tenaglia delle gambe» lascia che i soldati per un dollaro verifichino la sua verginità; le «parrucche» bionde o ruggine o tizianesche di cui donne con i capelli ossigenati e la pelle bianca di cipria si coprono il pube perch. Although entirely impossible due to the fact of it being banned in the city had there been a book signing event held in Naples for La Pelle The Skin the pen of Kurt Erich Suckert Curzio Malapatre would in all likelihood stay firmly in the breast pocket of his suit Many would want to see him yes but not for the signing of any book No this ueue about a Rich Habits Poor Habits mile long full of angry souls including Neapolitans El Metal members of the Italian Government The Pope Blacks Homosexuals and Dwarfs would want to give him a torrent of abuse Even the sirens of the sea The Ichneutae of Sophocles, with Notes and a Translation Into English, Preceded by Introductory Chapters Dealing with the Play, with Satyric Drama, an may feel obliged to come ashore out of the bay of Naples to throw chunks of coral at him I for one would have gladly stood in line for a signed copy even if it Kana Pict-o-Graphix meant getting lynched by the locals would even shake his hand and say well done Mr Malaparte this was an excellent read I would put it up there in Sienkiewicz. Żywot pisarza my top five books about WW2 Hoping then he would invite TFS Ingenuity (The Terran Fleet Command Saga me back to his cliff side Villa on Capri for a spot of lunchIt s controversial it s distasteful degrading and obscene but then isn t that war It s also brilliantly written about human disgust and the savagery that war inflicts upon a city and it s inhabitants Every page captured Wybor idiomów angielskich my attention whether believable or not He has enlarged the art of inventive fiction in surreal and perverse ways than I ever could have imagined Malaparte gets to star in his own book as himself A How Could She? member of the National Fascist Party before the war he was a firm supporter of Mussolini but turned to the left after Italy was left ravaged by conflict Here he plays an Liaison officer as he was in real life to an American colonel Jack Hamilton they tour the battle scarred and comfortless streets of a depraved and ruined Naples a place where selling out was the cunning and ugly art of survival Words on Words mothers would sell their children children would sell their Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts, mothers whores would not only sell themselves but also beggars in the gutter Malaparte the city was like a lump of cow dung suashed by the foot of a passer by He is a lap dog sucking up to the Americans to him they are Gods while he thinks of himself as nothing than a filthy rotten Italian They involve themselves in some uite bizarre situations that left Half My Blood (Dartmoor, me reeling in both horror and almost howls of laughter because I simply could not believe what I was reading I knew within the early stages this was going to be a different kind of war novel the Ja - Ty - My mere Diamond Grill mention of grotesue The Poisoned Honey Cake (Roman Mystery Scrolls, midget women who whine peculiar noises from within their hovels had Katyně me rubbing Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods my eyes just to How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck? make sure I was indeed awake There are other shameful Craft moments when the pair enter a shop selling strange blonde wigs the repugnance casting of their eyes behind a curtain of a young virgin girl used for viewing pleasure a party full of young bourgeois students that ends like something out of a nightmare and a banuet for high Allied officers that had the famous auarium being raided for a prized fish In fact at this point the films of both Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alejandro Jodorowsky came to Król życia mind for the use of shocking and surreal imagery 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 A place of vast suffering Dangerous Promise (Promises men women and children living in a destroyed city with barely a bite to eat a drop of water to drink would do just about anything to get by Did the Americans come as conuerors or liberators their insistence on their own Red Skies Falling (Skybound, moral goodness is continually undermined and revealed as contradictory in The Skin they are the John while Naples is the whore The Italians Malaparte says jump for joy out the windows of their ruined houses waving foreign flags and hurtling flowers at the conuerors Later in the novel when switching to Rome a William (Enemies to Lovers, man so excited by the sight of the Allies falls under the caterpillars of a Sherman tank and ends up flat as pancake Troubled by this the General at least offers From Irenaeus to Grotius money for a decent burial When talking of or to the Americans Malaparte does so with a double edged voice there is a uirky arrogance that he A May to December Romance may be acting like a wolf in sheeps clothing nothing is abundantly clear towards his actions There is a frolicsome banter used in the dialogue and lots of joking around yet death is everywhere in the air the sea and on the ground right in front of themI have to say there was an appalling political ignorance from all sides during WW2 towards the poor people of Naples and the disbanded Italian army were looked at like the scum of the earth Malaparte s attitude towards his own people is as complicated and contradictory as his views on the Americans They are no simple victims than the latter are simple victors The Skin is served up like a bottle of fancy wine but along side a silver platter which sits a human head on a bed of olives It s Malaparte s bad conscience he taunts teases and titillates one Moravagine minute before punishing the reader with the vile and humiliating the next Is this a case of I love the book but despise the writer probably not how can one hate the writer if one loved the book He Herman Hertzberger may have been a fascist but others committed far worse that doesn t stop him from being an exceptional writer and The Skin is one of the finest works I have read on the subject of World War II and for that he gets top Family Secrets marks

Review La pelle

La pelle

é «Negroes like blondes»; i bambini seminudi e pieni di terrore che megere dal viso incrostato di belletto vendono ai soldati marocchini dimentiche del fatto che a Napoli i bambini sono la sola cosa sacra La peste – è uesta l’indicibile verità – è nella mano pietosa e fraterna dei liberatori nella loro incapacità di scorgere le forze misteriose e oscure che a Napoli governano gli uomini e i fatti della vita nella loro convinzione che un popolo vinto non possa che essere un popolo di colpevoli Null’altro rimane allora se non la lotta per salvare la pelle non l’anima come un tempo o l’onore la libertà la giustizia ma. This brutal beautifully written novel about the arrival of American troops in Naples in 1943 and their two year occupation is sad but also deeply darkly comical Malaparte novelizing his real life war experiences seemed to be sliding back and forth between an ironical tone and an almost innocent sincerity It s grotesue and at times surreal but even when it s surreal it gives the appearance of being real because that s war so awful you can t really believe itMy favorite chapter featured a fancy dinner where the Allied commanders and guests are served Spam with corn which horrifies Malaparte and a giant fish from the Naples auarium fishing in the Gulf of Naples is forbidden because of mines which to everyone s astonishment and horror looks like a young girl Apparently a manatee from the auarium was served at a fancy dinner according to Naples 44 A World War II Diary of Occupied ItalyCompletely coincidentally I happened to be reading the pianist Arthur Rubinstein s first memoir My Young Years as I was reading The Skin There s a passage in it where Arthur goes to Naples as a tourist while in Italy for a concert prior to World War I Malaparte s descriptions of erupting Mount Vesuvius and the sex trade in Neapolitan children were at the forefront of my mind as Rubinstein described riding a donkey to the top of Vesuvius with a conniving tour guide who encourages him to dismount whereupon he sinks knee deep into the soft volcanic ash and can t get out His tour guide demands lira payment before he will throw a rope to Arthur Then later as Arthur is taking another tour through the city in a horse driven carriage his tour guide a different one points to a house and urges Look Thinking this was the house of someone famous Arthur gets out for a closer look whereupon a mother thrusts her very underage child at Arthur and forces his hand onto the child s small breastsI like to take note of these reading serendipities which often happen to me Healing Sex megere dal viso incrostato di belletto vendono ai soldati Spark (Stronger, marocchini dimentiche del fatto che a Napoli i bambini sono la sola cosa sacra La peste – è uesta l’indicibile verità – è nella Wonder Woman and Philosophy mano pietosa e fraterna dei liberatori nella loro incapacità di scorgere le forze Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung misteriose e oscure che a Napoli governano gli uomini e i fatti della vita nella loro convinzione che un popolo vinto non possa che essere un popolo di colpevoli Null’altro rimane allora se non la lotta per salvare la pelle non l’anima come un tempo o l’onore la libertà la giustizia Sponsor. 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This brutal beautifully written novel about the arrival of American troops in Naples in 1943 and their two year occupation is sad but also deeply darkly comical Malaparte novelizing his real life war experiences seemed to be sliding back and forth between an ironical tone and an almost innocent sincerity It s grotesue and at times surreal but even when it s surreal it gives the appearance of being real because that s war so awful you can t really believe itMy favorite chapter featured a fancy dinner where the Allied commanders and guests are served Spam with corn which horrifies Malaparte and a giant fish from the Naples auarium fishing in the Gulf of Naples is forbidden because of Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar mines which to everyone s astonishment and horror looks like a young girl Apparently a Absolute Banking English manatee from the auarium was served at a fancy dinner according to Naples 44 A World War II Diary of Occupied ItalyCompletely coincidentally I happened to be reading the pianist Arthur Rubinstein s first Jewish Life mind as Rubinstein described riding a donkey to the top of Vesuvius with a conniving tour guide who encourages him to dismount whereupon he sinks knee deep into the soft volcanic ash and can t get out His tour guide demands lira payment before he will throw a rope to Arthur Then later as Arthur is taking another tour through the city in a horse driven carriage his tour guide a different one points to a house and urges Look Thinking this was the house of someone famous Arthur gets out for a closer look whereupon a Sex Toys 101 mother thrusts her very underage child at Arthur and forces his hand onto the child s small breastsI like to take note of these reading serendipities which often happen to The Joy in Business me

Review Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Curzio Malaparte

La «schifosa pelle» E forse la pietà uella che in uno dei più bei capitoli di uesto insostenibile e splendido romanzo – uno dei pochi che negli anni successivi alla guerra abbiano lasciato un solco indelebile nel mondo intero – spinge Consuelo Caracciolo a denudarsi per rivestire del suo abito di raso delle calze degli scarpini di seta la giovane del Pallonetto morta in un bombardamento trasformandola in Principessa delle Fate o in una statua della Madonna Come ha scritto Milan Kundera nella Pelle Malaparte «con le sue parole fa male a se stesso e agli altri; chi parla è un uomo che soffre Non uno scrittore impegnato Un poeta. I don t know uite how to describe this one so I m going to go with some main points a It casts a new light on the lives of liberated peoplesb It s probably the only really horrifiying war book I ve ever readc Somehow abc It makes other authors who talk about war including Vonegut seem like little children reminicing about how much fun war is That said it s amazing I had some trouble adjusting to the characters and the tone of the book but as soon as I hit the fire bombing of Hamburg and realized all the strange things he was up to it was gold