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Feature Curzio Malaparte
Translation and adaptation by Walter Murch

The Academy Award winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch is known for his work on such films as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient, but over the past decade he has also been at work translating the Italian writer Curzio Malaparte, who served in a voluntary brigade of Italians fighting alongside the French during World War I, and worked as a war correspondent during World War II.

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No. 07

No. 07


​Curzio Malaparte served in World War I, then became a journalist and founded and edited fascist periodicals. After attacking Mussolini and Hitler in print, he was stripped of his fascist party membership and briefly imprisoned. He worked as a correspondent during World War II; his best-known works, Kaputt (available from NYRB Classics) and La Pelle (The Skin), grew out of this experience.


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