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Curzio Malaparte
Birth date: June 09, 1898
Died: July 19, 1957
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Leopard rated it 4 years ago
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 i...
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Brain Gourmet rated it 4 years ago
Something like nothing I have ever read before. What a profoundly beautiful, macabre, disturbing, hilarious, incredible work. This is the real magical realism, or rather – magical brutalism.
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Usually I don't go wrong with the New York Review of Books Book Club, but this one was a dud. I just didn't care for the casual violence and brutality, though I understand as a post-war novel is something that is going to happen. In this case it was vulgar and I didn't understand the artistic motiva...
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Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2013, italy, historical-fiction, published-1949, wwii, naples, slaves, net-galley, dodgy-narrator, plague-disease, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, under-500-ratings, sleazy, noir, philosophy, lifestyles-deathstyles, e-book Read from October 06 to 07, 2013 ContentsIntroductionOpeni...
pausetowonder rated it 6 years ago
One of the most beautiful and horrible books I have ever read.
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