The Castle in the Forest

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Who was Adolf Hitler? It's a question writers have been trying to answer for more than sixty years. But after thousands of biographies, histories, novels, and films, many fundamental questions remain: How do we explain Hitler's hatred? Where did it c ...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/05/09
This was my first Mailer novel, and from what I've read - both between the covers of the book as well as the reviews here on Amazon - I chose poorly.

We're led to believe this is a story of Hitler's formative years. When you look at the biblio

We're led to believe this is a story of Hitler's formative years. When you look at the bibliography, it seems Mailer intended (and produced) something of a historical fiction. However, while we see much of Hitler's ancestors (particularly his father and his difficulties with the zipper), and a little of the young "Adi", it almost seems to me this is more of an musing on the workings of good and evil - God and the Devil, from the Devil's perspective - with an infamous product of this struggle as context.

If I were to Twitter a riddle regarding Castle in the Forest, I might write, "What do you get when you cross The Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devil), Freud and Oedipus Rex?" ...Continua

Ha scritto il 14/03/07
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