His father, Emil, was a cider maker who served as Mayor of Boskovice. After graduating from the public schools in Brno , he went to Berlin, where he took courses in Oriental Studies until , followed by legal and philosophical studies in Munich and Prague. After service in World War I, where he sustained serious injuries on the Galician Front , he passed the state examination and received his degree in At first, he worked as a lawyer and director of the theater in Cheb , where he also wrote plays. His writing was becoming successful, so he quit the diplomatic service in , but died not long after, aged only thirty-six, during an appendectomy that had been postponed for too long. His brother and parents were put to death at Auschwitz in , but his sister was able to escape and went to Tel-Aviv.
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This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. There is one scene where the narration leaves Franz which was jarring, but good for the progress of the story. His father, Emil, was a cider maker who served as Mayor of Boskovice. The paintings would have eyes that seem to follow your every move. 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.
Franz Polzer, a pitiable, wretched man, lives out his ordinary days in solitude and poverty Skip to main content. He felt it was the locus of impurity and a disgusting smell. The climax is violent and quite horrific, but unresolved: Paperbackpages. Like open flesh, like the folds as the edge of a wound.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Forgotten similarities filled Polzer with consternation and anguish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book is ubgar yet featured on Listopia. Predatory and not about sex either. He had never had a sister. There was another side of Bruce too.
It was very engaging in this way. Her body seemed soft and dark He longed for this body, and suddenly her remembered it was the body of his sister. View all 5 comments. View all 11 comments. This is hngar nutso book. This is a masterful piece of work.
If you were this would be the easiest review ever to write. He was a contemporary of Kafka and is often compared to him. He has a dark and twisted mind that I adore.
As his relationship with Frau Porges progresses, it becomes more humiliating. Aug 28, knig rated it really liked it Shelves: While his body of work is not large, this book makes it clear that Ungar deserves to be more well-known than he is.
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Los mutilados / The Maimed
Franz Polzer is a man who is dominated by irrational fears; even a friendly smile seems to conceal a hidden menace. He keeps the world at bay by organising his life according to the meticulous routine of his work as a bank clerk. He even rejects promotion because it brings the unknown that will threaten to upset his ordered existence. But this precarious order is disturbed by the sexual demands of his landlady. Once the first breach has occurred, he is dragged inexorably down into an abyss of degradation which ends in a grisly murder.
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