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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Franz seems to dread everything in life so intensely, and often his worst suspicions come true. That said, this is certainly a grim, bleak book. Aug 28, knig rated it really liked it Shelves: A dark and depressing book. Mar 14, Cheryl Anne Gardner rated it it was amazing. Doesn’t that sound like fun? 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.

It’s hinted that this was explored with Karl at one time, but now Franz can only watch as Karl raves, suffers and slowly dies. It starts out with me feeling at home in this deeply paranoid mind. 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. It was a bad day if it was the “Bar fight” episodes.


Preview — The Maimed by Hermann Ungar. The style is strong, objective, direct, but with good exploration of Franz’s internal states.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As his relationship with Frau Porges progresses, it becomes more humiliating. Feb 25, Herman rated it it was ok. None of these is a successful tactic. If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it for anyone who likes macabre psychological stories. Hhermann example, an attendant named Sonntag is hired to take care of Karl.

His first texts, basically short stories, were published in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Set in Prague, The Maimed relates the story of a highly neurotic, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually impelled by his widowed landlady into servicing her sexual appetites.

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Ungar’s other works deal with hhermann characters, individuals who may be considered marginal in the wide spectrum of society, freakish possibly. It is obvious early on that Franz is almost certainly homosexual.

As one of the reviewers mentioned, almost Lynch like in its exploration of human psychology. O livro de Ungar tem como grande qualidade a palatabilidade do estilo: While this This was a unique, weird read.

Los mutilados / The Maimed

Karl suspects his wife of having affairs and planning his murder. The ending is supposed to be ‘ambiguous’ but this edition includes a separately published ‘Fragment’ that removes the ambiguity, and I like the closure, and am glad it was included.


Little points in the narrative were unexpected in a refreshing way. Um verdadeiro freak show. An infusion of oppression and desperation leads us from page to page, hoping that relief is soon to be found.

Thematically, we are dealing with repression, abuse, madness, homosexuality and sadism. However upon a second read the novelty has worn off and the morbidity becomes more apparent, so his work does appear less objective than I mutipados, too gothic; Ungar seems at too much of a remove from the character he’s created, so that some of his descriptions seem judgmental.

I would have given it five stars upon reading it through the first time, but Mutilads looked at it again several months later and I realized I liked it less. View all 11 comments.

Like Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory only more so. View all 5 comments. He was praised by Thomas Mann as a great writer.

Apparently Ungar’s first draft was after all written in the first person, and indeed the first-person form was the one he was more comfortable with in general.