Maimed, The [TWISTED SPOON]

Author(s): UNGAR, Hermann
ISBN13/Barcode: 9788086264134
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Part psychological farce, Ungar tells a dark, ironic tale of chaos overtaking one's meticulously ordered life.
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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. At the same time he must witness the steady physical and mental deterioration of his lifelong friend who is suffering from an unnamed disease. Part psychological farce, Ungar tells a dark, ironic tale of chaos overtaking one's meticulously ordered life. One of only two novels Ungar wrote, this translation marks the first time his work has appeared in English. His novellas and short stories are collected in Boys & Murderers

"... a sexual hell, full of filth, crime and the deepest melancholy—a monomaniacal digression, if you will, but nevertheless the digression of an inwardly pure artistry, which one might hope will mature into a less one-sided view and representation of life and humanity." – Thomas Mann

"... great and terrible, alluring and repulsive—unforgettable, although one would like to forget it and flee the evil sense of oppression it creates." – Stefan Zweig

"The Maimed is a fascinating novel, rich in symbolism, rife with grievous suffering, and permeated with psychological torture ... Kevin Blahut's translation is exceptional given the many nuances that exist in Prague German." – Slavic and East European Journal

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ISBN13/Barcode 9788086264134
ISBN10 8086264130
Author UNGAR, Hermann
Binding Paperback
Date Published 1 Jan 2007
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 220
Publisher Twisted Spoon Press

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