Los Mutilados: Prólogo de Ricardo Menéndez Salmón and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more · Fiction; ›; Contemporary. Hermann Ungar was a Czech-Jewish writer (in the German language) and an officer in In , he became the Legationsrat [de] (Legation Counselor) at the new Czechoslovak embassy in Berlin. Later he returned to Prague and became. Novela de agria fuerza», éste fue el juicio de Thomas Mann, gran admirador de Hermann Ungar, sobre Los mutilados (), una danza de la muerte cuyo.

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To have a protagonist who is a man who is basically sexually abused by women throughout his life, with oblique references to latent homosexuality that’s more intense than the ‘typical european boys in boarding school being really mutilaados friends’ trope, seems like it must have been really provocative at the time, i mean, it’s provacative now, to me, in For example, an attendant named Sonntag is hired to take care of Karl.

None of these is a successful tactic. The ending was also a but confusing and absurd, maybe as intended by the authorbut ultimately a fascinating read for everyone who likes Kafka, Hamsun and Dostojevskij.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Mutilads remember coming home from work as a teenager to watch reruns on Comedy Central during my lunch breaks. Se puede pensar que son avisos que preludian el advenimiento del nazismo, pero son un reflejo de los que se ha convertido nuestra sociedad occidental.

Polzer’s ineptness means that he passively watches his school friend whom he idolises waste away from some unknown rot-the-body disease, allows himself to be coerced into a sexual relationship with his landlady, and attempts to cont Franz Polzer, at the centre of this book, is a seriously neurotic, messed up bank clerk in early 20th century Prague whose paranoia, insecurity, social incompetence, and assorted lack of social skills makes this an unsettling, disturbing, and utterly marvellous book.


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The Maimed

Franz develops an intense aversion to her which is impressed upon his memory the part in her black hair contrasted with the whiteness of her scalp. He remembered the nights at home when his father’s heavy steps would creak over the rotten floorboards, and he would lie in bed, overcome by horror as he listened. To have a protagonist mutulados is a man who is basically sexually abused by women throughout his life, with oblique This book is crazy, horrifying, and strange.

As his relationship with Frau Porges progresses, it becomes more humiliating. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Los mutilados / The Maimed

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As we read the confessions of Polzer’s twisted mind, Unger leaves more than enough to the imagination, and yet, without telling every gory detail, he still manages to set your flesh crawling. He consistently obsesses over her fat and the part in her black hair that reminds him of his aunt.

The centrefold here is a Karl, and he has Aspergers. The one thing that saves Franz from his miserable existence is his success in his studies and the meeting of Karl Fanta, a rich boy who attends the Gymnasium with him.

But because of his feelings and loyalty to Karl, Franz never questions or objects.

The way he had to cry and look confused to get them. The breasts beneath her loose blouse were already touching his body.

Hermann Ungar’s The Maimed is like that. Share your thoughts with other customers. Franz Polzer is a meek bank clerk, who allows himself to be sexually abused by his domineering landlady because he is so socially inept and neurotic that he cannot venture outside of his daily routine.

The kids would hedmann up as women and they had this great sexless thing going on. It could have gone anywhere and those guys let them go in all these different places in those years. Franz Polzer rose and wrapped himself in his coat. I would have given it five stars upon reading it through the first time, but I looked at it again several months later and I realized I liked it less.


Apparently Ungar’s first unggar was after all written in the first person, and indeed the first-person form was the one he was more comfortable with in general. Early on the mood of this book reminded me somewhat of Dostoevsky or Kafka, but by the end things get so surreal that the works of Meyrink came to mind.

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It was very engaging in this way. Ungar believed the third-person narrative was the supreme form, or at least preferrable to the first-person narrative, in part because it is more difficult to create, or it was more difficult for him.

Due to his meager finances, he is forced to rent a room from Klara Porges, the fat and ‘hairy’ widow. Fran The Maimed by Hermann Ungar wonderfully terrifying descent into paranoia, perversity and the power of abuse.

An infusion of oppression and desperation leads us from page to page, hoping that relief is soon to be found.

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