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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 blamed communism on the Jews; Malaparte blames it on homosexuals What saves him as an author is hi

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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 held in Naples for 'La Pelle' The Skin the pen of Kurt Erich Suckert Curzio Malapatre would in all likelihood stay firmly

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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 what he was saying with the foetuses at the end that he had not already said in Kaputt or the previous chapters of The S

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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 who was a member of the Italian fascist party and took part in Mussolini's march on Rome in 1922 I don't know why he was initially a fascist but he was too much of a free thinker to be one for long

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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

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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 i

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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

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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 s

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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 t

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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 saying n

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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

summary La pelle

La pelle

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. 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 what he was saying with the foetuses at the end that he had not already said in Kaputt or the previous chapters of The Skin The uestions I ask myself reading this book are does Malaparte really have a conscience or is he faking it I was also repulsed at his broad homophobic statements at various parts of the book The Urania orgy just being the most outrageous of themCatch 22 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 22 while being as condemning on war ignorance and rape as The Skin was certainly funnier if less horrifying The Proustian prose of Malaparte is beautiful to read and I could picture many of the scenes he described rather vividly Both books plus Kaputt make powerful argues that might does not always make right and that war is a living hell that I hope my son will never have to face

review ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Curzio Malaparte

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. 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 I cannot even imagine what an impact it must have had just after the end of the war It is only in recent years that you see books published that allow for some occasional comic remark in a WW II setting The story of what happens at the invasion of Naples and the following years is extremely tragic and farcical as well I feel that Malaparte s account shows us the true reality of the madness of war There is an intriguing uestion throughout the book whether Naples was invaded or liberated by the American army Malaparte even implies that he and the people of Naples feel sorry for the American conuerors and that they themselves have the preferable position of being conuered As he puts it in the last sentence of the book It is a shameful thing to win a warHis observations on the behaviour of his compatriots as well as the American army and himself feel very realistic to me 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 This must be the real face of living through a warCurzio writes pure poetry for pages at a time However cruel and even sadistic his observations often are he does show alot of compassion for the people of Naples and their often grotesue behaviour There are scenes in this book I will never forget They are darkness visible And then again there are very hilarious scenes as well Or very tender scenes like the story of his friendship with the American army officer Jack or his recounting of the death of his beloved dog Febo I feel that this book has a uniue voice in WW II literatureSo I loved this book And I also love that sardonic bastard Curzio Malaparte I love the title too It is so appropriate in that we have only our own skin to live in I will read this book again Highly recommended