Oedipus at Stalingrad
In the summer of 1938, young Traugott von Jassilkowski embarks on a social career that he hopes will take him to the heights of the German aristocracy. A cunningly devised wardrobe, a strategic courtship, important weekends with well-placed grandees, the right lunches and boozy evenings with Berlin's smart set: Will these carry him to the top or land him nowhere? In the scintillating narrative style for which he is justly celebrated, Gregor von Rezzori offers this cautionary about Germany at the height of its most dangerous folly.
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Baron Traugott von Jassilkowski, a young man of noble but impoverished extraction, tries to establish himself in high society in pre-World War II Berlin. Under the tutelage of a middle-aged countess ... Read full review