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 mutjlados women throughout his life, with oblique This book is crazy, horrifying, and strange.

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Polzer meets his childhood companion, a richie Karl, when he is fat and abscessed into an early death bed. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Or, alternatively, if one hates women and Karl does,then maybe on a scale of one to ten where ten is the most hideous prospect, the fat woman scores.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ungar describes a homosexual relationship between Karl and Franz even from the beginning, “Karl Fanta saw that Polzer was unhappy, and often both boys embraced, kissing each other while they cried. 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: Hemrann 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.


If you were this would be the easiest review ever to write. While hermsnn is happening Franz must also contend with his oldest friend Karl who is slowly dying of a disease that is wasting away both his body and mind.

As one of the reviewers mentioned, almost Lynch like in its exploration of human psychology. None of these is a successful tactic.

The Maimed by Hermann Ungar

I didn’t enjoy this, but that’s not to say the author isn’t talented. View all 10 comments. It is a book that cries out for some sort of psychoanalytic analysis — and that should be resisted: He pressed the boy’s head to his chest.

O livro de Ungar tem como grande qualidade a palatabilidade do estilo: Set in Prague, The Maimed relates the story of a highly hermabn, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually impelled by his widowed landlady into servicing her sexual appetites. hermajn

The Maimed

Now a paraplegic and rotting away from some unknown disease, he has become a hostile and paranoid man He confides in only in Franz and the weight of this is unpleasant and intimidating for Franz. Interestingly, the relationship between Franz and Karl is the only relationship, at least for Franz, where physical intimacy is an expression of love not a an act of compliance stemming from fear.

Ungar finds horror in the every day and in the repressed psyches of the people around him. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The main character has paranoia and neurosis and was not nurtured in the least growing up. At first, he worked as a lawyer and director of the theater in Chebwhere he also wrote plays.


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Ungar’s other works deal with similar hermanm, individuals who may be considered marginal in the wide spectrum of society, freakish possibly. Retrieved from ” https: Franz develops an intense aversion to hermajn which is impressed upon his memory the part in her black hair contrasted with the whiteness of her scalp. I was impressed with Ungar’s sometimes sympathetic, sometimes brutal han 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.

The scenes are quite funny in their ironic effect of horrifying Karl.

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Like open flesh, like the folds as the edge of a wound. 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.