Curzio Malaparte's "The Traitor"
Walter Murch translates "The Traitor," a fine short story by Curzio Malaparte, in the most recent issue of the London Review of Books. Malaparte (1898-1957) was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat, about whom you may read more here. He established his international fame with two war novels, Kaputt (1944) and The Skin (1949), both of which have been translated into English. Kaputt is currently in print but it looks like it's time to reprint The Skin. Today take time out to read "The Traitor." You won't be disappointed.
Truth be told, I'd never heard of Curzio Malaparte before I read this story. I sure won't forget him now.
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