The Skin (Curzio Malaparte)

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By Curzio Malaparte, Rachel Kushner (Introduction by), David Moore (Translator)
ISBN: 9781590176221
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Published: New York Review of Books - November 5th, 2013

In this pitch-black war satire, author/character, Malaparte, recounts the horrendous moral degradation infecting American-occupied Naples--rampant prostitution, starvation and crime abound--in the wake of its “liberation” at the end of WWII. It is by turns hilarious, disturbing, revealing, and reprehensible. Like a CATCH-22 written by the bitter losing side.

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