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 who chose a cutzio name that was a takeoff on Bonaparte was active in I want to expand upon this review, but I am going to begin by saying no other book I can think of even approaches 4 stars let alone 5, in comparison to Curzio Malaparte’s “The Skin”.

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And it’s a novel drenched in symbolism and satire which more than bites, it devours. Others have already alluded to the synopsis of a war torn and devastated Naples. At times, I really felt he was trying to clear his rotten conscience by playing the good guy.

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The sacred torch of Fascism is not spent! I feel that Malaparte’s account shows us the true reality of the madness of war. I was also repulsed at his broad homophobic statements at various parts of the book. Then he had asked me which Gods the Americans would have to respect in Europe if they were to be saved.


That scenes of life and death can prove so touching and yet so comic, marks the genius in this work. It is only in recent years that you see books published that allow for some occasional comic remark in a WW-II setting.

Troubled by this the General at least offers money for a decent burial. On Prime Video Watch Now. Mesmerizing reading and an old cliche I know but it is difficult to put down once started. Not for everyone “It is a shameful thing to win a war. Valecchi Editore Firenze; Quinta edizione edition Language: 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.

Books by Curzio Malaparte. Burns’ tone is satirical or directly accusatory, while Malaparte’s is bitterly ironic, though Malaparte seems to manifest more sympathy for the Americans than Burns does. It dwarfs Henry Miller, whom I think would readily acknowledge this fact. He may have malapartd 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.


June 9in Prato, Tuscany, Italy Died: I don’t know quite how to describe this one, so I’m going to go with some main points. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Skin by Curzio Malaparte

In an essay on his other well-known book, KaputtDan Hofstader calls Malaparte “an intellectual harlequin and consummate arriviste. Start your free trial. Crzio of Nabokov in his black humour. 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 relating.

Shame, degradation, and sorrow are as hellish as violence. It makes other authors who talk about war, including Vonegut, seem like little children reminicing about how much fun war is.

And I also love that sardonic bastard, Curzio Malaparte. Giudicato per anni imbarazzante eccessivo e incredibile Ci dicono che ci sbarcheranno a Napoli, fra i primi che tornano. I will read this book again. He was then assigne Curzio Malaparte could only be described as a literary chameleon.