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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Review: KaputtUser Review - Ray Akerboom - Goodreads
Diary and letters of a war correspondent druing World War II. The man clealry loves himself and all the (in)famous people he says he has met. It gives information about the World in times of war but I thought it was pompous and boring at the same time. Read full review
Review: KaputtUser Review - M - Goodreads
I hate to pollute the great rating by downvoting. It's possible I don't understand this book in the literary vein it was intended. But for me it was kind of a slog and it was very scattered. I ... Read full review