Curzio malaparte journalist essayist novelist and playwright

He painted it red, then he painted it white... then red again. What's in a color? Plenty, some think. According to Guiseppe Pardini (in his fine essay on Malaparte included in Michael McDonough 's symposium) red was the preferred color of the fascist elite for their villas... or red was the color of Russia. Construction went slow when Malaparte was assigned as an Axis correspondent to cover the German invasion of Russia. As seen in The Volga Rises in Europe, his impressions are heretical, as they show sympathy for the adversary, and seem to reconcile the social models of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia as similar mechanized versions of the New Man. War, indeed, is the Sorelian action drama, and he describes it with the lyricism of an action painting. A burnt female corpse, fused into the cockpit of a Russian tank, the prairie panorama of the German tanks advancing below "a screaming arch of Stukas", the faces of the dead beneath the ice fresco of Lake Lagoda... or this description of a German convoy en route from Greece to the Ukraine:

Erwähnenswert ist Malaparte auch als Bauherr der Villa Malaparte , einer wegen ihrer architektonischen Formensprache gerühmten Villa am Capo Massullo auf Capri , die er Ende der 1930er Jahre von dem prominenten Architekten Adalberto Libera errichten ließ. Er bezeichnete das Haus als „una casa come me: triste, dura, severa“ („ein Haus wie ich: traurig, hart, streng“). Das Haus wurde von Malaparte der Volksrepublik China vermacht, ist aber nach einem langjährigen Rechtsstreit derzeit wieder Privatbesitz. Es zählt auch heute noch zu den bekanntesten und eindrucksvollsten Gebäuden der Insel Capri. Detailliert zu sehen ist das Haus in dem Godard -Film Die Verachtung .

Curzio malaparte journalist essayist novelist and playwright

curzio malaparte journalist essayist novelist and playwright

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