In This Review

By Curzio Malaparte
Dutton, 1946, 407 pp

Malaparte was a favored literary light in the early years of Fascism, and though eventually his brilliance got him into prison, he was free again to roam about Nazi-conquered eastern Europe during the war. In this horrible and fascinating work, he records the decadence of the élite whom we managed, by the skin of our teeth, to defeat.