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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Anyway, I love the “Huh” feeling at the end and all uncomfortable laughter in the dark. Jun 15, Monica Carter rated it it was amazing. Franz Polzer, a pitiable, wretched man, lives out his ordinary days in solitude and poverty That said, this is certainly a grim, bleak book.

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.

Hermann Ungar

Part psychological farce, Ungar tells a dark, ironic tale of chaos overtaking one’s meticulously ordered life. Prague Praha Czech Republic.

View all 5 comments. He pressed the boy’s head to his chest. The kids would dress up as women and they had this great sexless ungag going on. None of these is a successful tactic.

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The climax is violent and quite horrific, but unresolved: Karl Fanta, a friend of Polzer’s childhood, rich, cynical and invalid, and Sonntag, his nurse, an exalted religious and an old slaughterer, settled in Klara Porges’ house. 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: Trata-se de um romance quase kafkiano, muito subtil, expondo sem descobrir nem explicar completamente, que acaba com um crime que fica por desvendar, ou fica para cada leitor desvendar.


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.

Jul 23, Malcolm rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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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Skip to main content. As his relationship with Frau Porges progresses, it becomes more humiliating. At times messy written and challenging to keep track of, along other things, the dialog.

His father, Emil, was a cider maker who served as Mayor of Boskovice. I wish he had stuck with the first draft because I think his protaganist would have proven more genuine and sympathetic, instead of just pitiable.


Dark, disturbing, sad, and filled with anxiety. The book comes with an essay that is insightful on the writer as well as background to Czech literary scene in the s. What adds to this tragedy, are the eerily exquisite drawings by Pavel Rut. His novels were influenced by expressionism and psychoanalysis.

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Trivia About The Maimed. Some of the shit that happens at the end is crazy. He does what is asked of him. 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 His novels were influenced by expressionism and psychoanalysis and was praised by Thomas Mannwho became a godfather to Ungar’s son Tom born Thomas Michael Ungar.

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Apr 30, Matthew rated it really liked it. It was as though he had slept with his sister. I like to guess my way through a story. He is frightened of her and repulsed by her. It could have gone anywhere and those guys let them go in all these different places in mutipados years.

The Attendant’s character is great, really impressed me, his role and motivation in everything.

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