Books: Dubious Chronicle

KAPUTT (407 pp.)—Curzio Malaparte, translated by Cesare Foligno—Dutton ($3.75).

What the publisher's jacket fails to tell about Author Malaparte is exactly what a reader should know to get a straight line on Kaputt. Curzio Malaparte, born near Florence in 1898, was a Fascist even before the 1922 march on Rome. Says Malaparte: I too, was of course, a Fascist as was everybody at that time for the same reasons for which everybody is now antiFascist. He became editor of Turin's influential La Stampa and stood very well with the Duce. Later he got into...

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