Malaparte, Curzio (2018), The Kremlin Ball, NYRB Classics
trans. Jenny McPhee
I reviewed Malaparte’s posthumous and strange novel for Review 31.
For better or worse, The Kremlin Ball gives us a point-blank perspective on Malaparte’s literary and personal inclinations: his egomania, his disdain for simple people, his attraction to totalitarianism, and his conflicted feelings towards masculinity. That alone makes it well worth reading.