Edipo en Stalingrado

Edipo en Stalingrado

by Gregor von Rezzori
     
 

Far from the Stalingrad Front, Charley's bar is a decadent world filled with eccentric souls who consider themselves heirs to the broken spirit of the times, snobs completely disinterested in the events that led to World War II. The young Traugott von Yassilkovski tries to establish himself within Nazi Berlin's high society, and so he learns how to dress, how to

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Far from the Stalingrad Front, Charley's bar is a decadent world filled with eccentric souls who consider themselves heirs to the broken spirit of the times, snobs completely disinterested in the events that led to World War II. The young Traugott von Yassilkovski tries to establish himself within Nazi Berlin's high society, and so he learns how to dress, how to speak, with whom to socialize, and he even marries a blond Aryan woman, the heiress to an ammunitions fortune. This ironic satire about social climbing is an exciting psychological portrayal of a prewar Berlin already completely permeated by Nazism.
 

Lejos del frente de Stalingrado, el bar de Charley reúne un decadente mundo repleto de seres estrafalarios que se consideran herederos del maltrecho espíritu de la época, esnobs despreocupados con los acontecimientos que desencadenan la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El joven Traugott von Yassilkovski intenta establecerse dentro de esta alta sociedad en el Berlín nazi, y para ello aprende cómo vestirse, cómo hablar, con quién socializar y hasta se casa con una mujer rubia y aria, heredera de una fortuna de municiones. Esta sátira irónica sobre el ascenso social es un trepidante retrato psicológico de un Berlín completamente permeado por el nazismo en los años anteriores a la guerra.

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"Von Rezzori's prose style is traditional and literary, with devastatingly effective description and scintillating satire of a decadent society."  —Library Journal, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496867680
Publisher:
Sexto Piso Editorial
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Narrativa Sexto Piso Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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