Hermann Ungar-Los Mutilados (capitulo III). TheLibraryMouse ES. Loading Unsubscribe from TheLibraryMouse ES? Cancel Unsubscribe. 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. Los mutilados / The Maimed: Hermann Ungar: Books – Amazon .ca.

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Karl suspects his wife of having affairs and planning his murder.

I’m pretty sure the attendant killed the landlady, but he doesn’t defend himself because he doesn’t know how to act with other HUmans. Forgotten similarities filled Polzer with consternation and anguish.

None of these is a successful tactic. Nevertheless, rediscovered in the decade of the sixties, Ungar became the center of a discussion of psychopathological rather than literary character. I bet I would be able to feel the sweat on the collar. But the others are sorrowful victims of their own self-imposed cages grasping for quickest way to feel powerful in hopes of garnering even the smallest moment of happiness. This is from my Amazon review: Then one night he sees his father leaving his aunt’s room and believes that they are having an affair.

What adds to this tragedy, are the eerily exquisite drawings by Pavel Rut. Esta novela de Unger es una clara influencia para Canetti a la hora de escribir Auto de fe. To have a protagonist who is a man who is basically sexually abused by women throughout his life, with oblique This book is crazy, horrifying, and strange.

Karl, who is now married and has a teenage son, becomes prominent once more in Franz’s life. Polzer meets his childhood companion, a richie Karl, when he is fat and abscessed into an early death bed.


That could have been the best ever comparison I’ve ever made on goodreads. And the madness and paranoia of each character feeds off of one another into a shocking climax. He had never had a sister. Chiunque fosse, aveva ragione.

Even before seeing his aunt’s shadow, he was tormented by the horrible thought that her naked body was not closed. Open Preview See a Problem? This imagery sticks with him and shows up later in mutklados book causing him paralyzing anxiety as he thinks of his landlady, Frau Porges: The kids would dress up as women and they had this great sexless thing going on.

Mmutilados felt the boy’s heartbeat. While this This was a unique, weird read. Like Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory only more so.

The Maimed by Hermann Ungar

The breasts beneath her loose blouse were already touching his body. Jul 23, Malcolm rated it really liked it Shelves: As we read the confessions of Polzer’s twisted mind, Unger leaves more than loz to the imagination, and yet, without telling every gory detail, he still manages to set your flesh crawling. This was like a combination of the short effects of being scared or horny and taken waaaay too long.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The one thing that saves Franz from his miserable existence is his success in his studies and the meeting of Karl Fanta, a rich boy who attends the Gymnasium with him.

His first texts, basically short stories, were published in The publisher and the works they publish deserves to be better known outside of central Europe. This book has a deep sense of helplessness and sexual and social humiliation, it’s queasily gross at times and by the end almost every character seems to have gone insane.


View all 18 comments. As such, he is unsuccessful in his dealings with everyone, from his workplace to his landlady. But an easy mark, even his paranoia and compulsive behaviour cannot save him from the evil of others, who wish nothing more than to take advantage of any situation that might come along.

As his relationship with Frau Porges progresses, it becomes more humiliating. Both protags are socially inept recluses who fall sexual prey to malevolent fat older women housekeepers. To have a protagonist who is a man who is basically sexually abused by women throughout his life, with oblique references to latent homosexuality that’s more intense than the ‘typical european boys in boarding school being really good friends’ trope, seems like it must have been really provocative at the time, i mean, it’s provacative now, to me, in He knew the thought had no foundation.

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But it is not the worn in feeling at home but it couldn’t go anywhere or at least would not be afraid to if it was going to go that way. Like open flesh, like the folds as the edge of a wound.

The Maimed

Mother thinks you could help us. I bet I would know every crack in that ceiling given enough time. Little points in the narrative were unexpected in a refreshing way.