This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. 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. Hermann Ungar was a Czech-Jewish writer (in the German language) and an officer in Czechoslovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Contents. 1 Biography; 2.

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Anyway, I love the “Huh” feeling at the end and all uncomfortable laughter in the dark.

It was a bad heramnn if it was the “Bar fight” episodes. And kudos to the translator for finding it appropriate to include the final chapter, which was omitted in the original version.

I don’t like to be bludgeoned with character motivations, and Ungar is so subtle in this work, it’s terrifying. Lists with This Book. The kids would dress up as women her,ann they had this great sexless thing going on. This thing goes on forever and ever!

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. Predatory and not about sex either. At first, he worked as a lawyer and director of the theater in Chebwhere he also wrote plays. Like Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory only more so.

The Maimed

There was a murder and someone was beaten to death. It was as though he had slept with his sister.

He also suffers endless nights in cold sweat, paralyzed by the death grip of imaginary thieves and murderers, only to suffer the hours of his days in ceaseless toil, a slave, mercilessly at the beck and call of his obsessive compulsive disorder – everything must be counted and counted again He is frightened of her and repulsed by her.


Prague Praha Czech Republic. Karl Fanta, a friend of Polzer’s childhood, rich, cynical and invalid, and Sonntag, his nurse, an exalted religious and an old slaughterer, settled in Klara Porges’ house. The way he had to cry and look confused to get them. But what do I know?

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His novels were influenced by expressionism and psychoanalysis and was praised by Thomas Mannwho became a godfather to Ungar’s son Tom born Thomas Michael Ungar.

Karl, who is now married and has a teenage son, becomes prominent once more in Franz’s life. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The uhgar was also a but confusing and absurd, maybe as intended by the authorbut ultimately a fascinating read for everyone who likes Kafka, Hamsu Herman Ungar writes himself into the modernist tradition, with a hit of surrealism, tackling the alienation of ordinarily people in the modern society, through the eyes of an unreliable storyteller, touching the themes of sexual repression, angst and murder.

Set mtuilados Prague, The Maimed relates the story of a highly hrrmann, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually impelled by his widowed landlady into servicing her sexual appetites. Even before seeing his aunt’s shadow, he was tormented by the horrible thought that her naked body was not closed.

Karl becomes ill and is sent away for treatment. Fear is hard to sustain before it turns into something else. Karl himself is a cruel character, driven half-mad by his disease, and yet several of his rambling, paranoid or sexually obsessed monologues are quite funny as well.


Franz Polzer, a bank clerk, stuck for decades in a mediocre and brutalizing routine, stays at Klara Porges’ house, a still young widow who enslaves him.

The Maimed by Hermann Ungar

Early on the mood of this book reminded me somewhat of Dostoevsky or Kafka, but by the end things get so surreal that the works of Meyrink came to mind.

My favorite part was the longing that Polzer felt for the childhood kisses from Karl. Like the stale odor of an old dog fart. Ungar’s other works deal with similar characters, individuals who may be considered marginal in the wide spectrum of society, freakish possibly. Polzer is the ultimate victim–abuse brought on by others and fueled by his own defense mechanisms. Abuse begets abuse and it was never more true than in this twisted and tragic tale of Franz Polzer. Nevertheless, rediscovered in the decade of the sixties, Ungar became the ls of a discussion lso psychopathological rather than literary character.

No trivia or quizzes yet. In the webshop In the webshop you can find books from writers and publishers. Ungar finds horror in the every day and in the repressed psyches of the people around him.