Curzio Malaparte  

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Curzio Malaparte (June 9, 1898 - July 19, 1957), born Kurt Erich Suckert, was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat. His chosen surname, which he used since 1925, means "he of the bad place" and is a pun on the word "Bonaparte".

Main writings


  • Sodome et Gomorrhe (1931)
  • La Technique du coup d’État (1931)
  • Une femme comme moi (1940)
  • Kaputt (1944)
  • Le bal au Kremlin (1945)
  • Le soleil est aveugle (1947)
  • Le Christ interdit (film sorti en 1951)
  • La Peau (1949) (adapté au cinéma en 1981 par Liliana Cavani).
  • Ces sacrés Toscans (1956)
  • Il y a quelque chose de pourri (1959, posthume)

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