This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. Ecco, con I mutilati Hermann Ungar assesta un colpo tale da mandare in frantumi Los mutilados, es un relato terrible sobre las perversiones y locuras más. Hermann Ungar was a Czech-Jewish writer (in the German language) and an officer in Czechoslovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Contents. 1 Biography; 2.

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For Ungar, man is always the prisoner of his sexual and pathological obsessions, as can be read in Children and KillersThe Mutilated and The Class Yes, Herr Polzer is a sad soul, desperately trying to live his life the way he wishes.

At one point, Karl becomes so verbally abusive to his wife and son that the son, also named Franz, confides in Polzer providing another sexually confusing moment: Apparently Ungar’s first draft was after all written in the first person, and indeed the first-person form was the one he was more comfortable with in general. I noticed as I was preparing to post that the book is out of print.

This is a nutso book. At times messy written and challenging to keep track of, along other things, the dialog.

The Maimed

The widowed landlady could have been played by a man in my mind. I was impressed with Ungar’s sometimes sympathetic, sometimes brutal handling of these personalities, sometimes morbid verging on the gothic, but then too clinical to be such.

Part psychological farce, Ungar tells a dark, ironic Set in Prague, The Maimed relates the story of a highly neurotic, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually impelled by his widowed landlady into servicing her sexual appetites. Franz Polzer rose and wrapped himself in his coat.

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. After losing his mother and being repeatedly beaten at the hands of his father while his aunt held him down, Franz becomes a timid and withdrawn fellow fearing most everything and everyone.


Combining all of that with unpredictability and a potent mood, I was quite impressed. Part psychological farce, Ungar tells a dark, ironic tale of chaos overtaking one’s meticulously ordered life. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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This article about a Czech writer or poet is a stub. Herman Ungar writes himself into the modernist tradition, with a hit of surrealism, tackling the alienation of ordinarily people in the modern society, through the eyes of an unreliable storyteller, touching the themes of sexual repression, angst and murder.

Esto combinado con el ambiente simplista, crudo y opresivo de la obra, la convierte en una historia desgarradora que no te deja indiferente. Between and muti,ados was secretary of legation in Berlin. View all 11 comments. The white line made by the part in her hair hdrmann palely. This book was put out by a small press in Prague, and their focus is on translations, muyilados of Czech writers.

This is a masterful piece of work. Franz Polzer, a pitiable, wretched man, lives out his ordinary days in solitude and poverty As soon as the shadow of his aunt fell across the lighted door, Hwrmann had known that a woman’s nakedness was something horrid.

The paintings would have eyes that seem to follow your every move. Per chi fosse interessato all’autore, in rete ho trovato questo articolo su Hermann Ungar: 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.

Although he always remained outside the circle of great writers who at that time dominated ungat Prague scene Max Brod, Franz Kafka and Franz Werfel, among othersthere may be some concomitance hermnan the work of Ungar and the one of the authors of the circle, especially the one of Kafka, as far as the parabolic style of its narrations and the description of the individual like victim of ungxr own fears is concerned.

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 mutiladoe a sexual relationship with his landlady, and attempts to control his world by keeping all his possessions in order and preventing change. I don’t know if anyone else on goodreads is a fan of Canadian sketch comedy show Kids in the Hall?


He consistently obsesses over her fat and the part in her black hair that reminds him of his aunt.

Hermann Ungar

This thing goes on forever and ever! Polzer meets his childhood companion, a richie Karl, when he is fat and abscessed into an early death bed. The feel of this novel is very unique, but other authors did come to mind. But because of his feelings and loyalty to Karl, Franz never questions or objects.

The book comes with an essay that is insightful on the writer as well as background to Czech literary scene in the s. I was worn down too, of the en passe. His novels were influenced by expressionism and psychoanalysis. They were both Jewish writers from Prague who wrote dark fiction, but Ungar is quite distinct from Kafka.

But the others are mufilados victims of their own hermanb cages grasping for quickest way to feel powerful in hopes of garnering even the smallest moment of happiness. Jun 15, Monica Carter rated it it was amazing. Because they weren’t really women they were a distorted idea of women best of all was when they’d transcend that. While his body of work is not large, this book makes it clear that Ungar deserves to be more well-known than he is. Somos carne en un matadero a punto de ser despiezados Meanwhile Sonntag, who was formally a butcher, often wears his old blood-stained apron, waves his big knife around and has long speeches on how repentant he is for his days when he spilled calf’s blood.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He wanted to touch the body of a naked woman. Trivia About The Maimed.