Oedipus at Stalingrad




      Oedipus at Stalingrad
Oedipus at Stalingrad is a rare and thrilling work a comic novel that is both noble and outrageous, a masterwork of high literature that is also a discomfiting, deadly satire Written in the early 1950s, when the memory of the terrible Battle of Stalingrad was still vivid, when Germans were priding themselves on their economic recovery and new acceptability, when the ethos that had permitted or even encouraged Nazi excesses was being conveniently forgotten, Oedipus at Stalingrad zeroes in on the inmost psychological drama and duplicity of Berlin s upper class just before the war In the summer of 1938, young Traugott von Jassilkowski son of worthy nobodies in East Prussia embarks on a social career that, he fervently hopes, will take him to the heights of the German aristocracy A cunningly devised wardrobe, a strategic courtship, important weekends with well placed grandees, the right lunches and boozy evenings with Berlin s smart set Will these carry him to the top Or will these trivial pursuits land the would be baron exactly nowhere New Read Oedipus at Stalingrad [ By ] Gregor von Rezzori [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Gregor von Rezzori was born in 1914 in Chernivtsi in the Bukovina, then part of the Austro Hungarian Empire and now part of Ukraine In an extraordinarily peripatetic life von Rezzori was succesively an Austro Hungarian, Romanian and Soviet citizen and then, following a period of being stateless, an Austrian citizen The great theme of his work was the multi ethnic, multi lingual world in which he grew up and which the wars and ideologies of the twentieth century destroyed His major works include The Death of My Brother Abel, Memoirs of an Anti Semite and his autobiographical masterpiece The Snows of Yesteryear He died in his home in Donnini, Italy in 1998.

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  • Hardcover
  • 289 pages
  • Oedipus at Stalingrad
  • Gregor von Rezzori
  • English
  • 19 March 2018
  • 0374224269

10 thoughts on “ Oedipus at Stalingrad

  1. Jorge says:

    Corr an los a os de 1938 1939 y el terrible azote de la guerra se ergu a amenazador por toda Europa, por esta raz n casi todos los pa ses de ese continente alistaban a su juventud entera para combatir en diversos frentes Toda la juventud masculina fue enviada al frente excepto Gregor Von Rezzori quien por su condici n de ap trida evit el servicio militar y esto le...

  2. Fernando Jimenez says:

    Obra excesiva, que desborda los l mites de la novela, del lenguaje, de la capacidad de propio lector, rabelesiana, joyciana, sin argumento, con una serie de descripciones, introspecciones y digresiones que van conformando un fresco de la sociedad alemana justo antes de que se lanzara a la inmensa cacer a del 39 que la autodestruir Su complejidad fascina y agota a partes iguales y su barroquismo verbal, a ratos muy americano, ...

  3. Noah says:

    Dieses Buch versucht in den Fu stapfen der vielen k stlichen Kom dien der 20er Jahre zu stehen und verwendet all deren Ingredienzien Karikaturen des Adels und des Milit rs, Kneipenszenen mit einer Schnapskunde, die Remarque erblassen lassen w rde, schnelle Dialoge und kenntnisreiche Zitate Leider ist das Ergebnis eine Aneinanderreihung von Herrenwitzen der 50er Jahre la Nick Knatterton, ja das beste an diesem Roman sind die auserlesenen Zitate aus...

  4. Jim Fonseca says:

    A reviewer is always on shaky in writing about what he or she expected to find in a book but failed to find, but I ll go there anyway This novel was published in 1994 as a translation of a German work written in the early 1950 s, right after World War II It s about Germany in the 1930 s so I thought it would focus on what it was about German society that led up to WW II and the Holocaust If any of that is in here, I failed to see it It s a lot about German class distinctions and German A reviewer is always on shaky in writing abo...

  5. Dimitri Anastasopoulos says:

    I re read Gregor von Rezzori s novel Oedipus at Stalingrad in early May it s been about 18 years since my first read The book, written in the 1950s, drops Freud into the heart of late 1930s Nazi Germany The protagonist, Traugott von Jassilkowski, marries and then stews in a prototypical Freudian case study dealing with his tendency toward debasement The novel s obsession with Freud relates, rekindles and re examines Wilhelm Reich s Mass Psychology of Fascism, a prominent ...

  6. Ian says:

    Much as I like Rezzori s work, I found this one rather bizarre Set in 1930 s Berlin following the scrapes of landed nobility, full of references to Freud and written in the 1950 s it just seemed a little frivolous and of its time Freud is not really my cup of tea, so a whole novel taking the piss out of Freud in a backhanded way was a bit much I think it wasmy fault that I wasn t in the mood for such an eclectic work, and will maybe give it another try sometime I did find some Much as I like Rezzori s work, I found this one rather bizarre Set in 1930 s Berlin following the scrapes of landed nobility, full of references to Freud and written in the 1950 s it just seemed a little frivolous and of its time Freud is not really my cup of tea,...

  7. Andy says:

    A well told story of a social climber in pre WW2 German Rezzori s prose is a wonderful combination of biting social satire and lyrical descriptions.

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