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Kaputt

Malaparte, Curzio

(Book - 2005)
Kaputt
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Curzio Malaparte was a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a taste for danger and high living. Sent by an Italian paper during World War II to cover the fighting on the Eastern Front, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying report from the abyss, which became an international bestseller when it was published after the war. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner parties with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints a picture of humanity at its most depraved. Kaputt is an insider's dispatch from the world of the enemy that is as hypnotically fascinating as it is disturbing.

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Publisher: New York : New York Review Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, [2005]
ISBN: 1590171470
Branch Call Number: FICTION MALAPARTE
Characteristics: 437 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Foligno, Cesare 1878-1963

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From Library Staff

The first novel from an Italian writer that I read, this novel drops you straight into the vortex of the Italian-German point-of-view during WWII, on the Eastern Front. A sobering portrait of pro-Mussolini politics and Nazi collaboration from a journalist's eye. A powerful but necessary selection.


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