By Gregor von Rezzori
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Set simply after international battle I, An Ermine in Czernopol facilities at the tragicomic destiny of Tildy, an erstwhile officer within the military of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, decided to shield the advantage of his dishonest sister-in-law at any expense. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a number of wonderful characters, attractive us in a kaleidoscopic event of a urban the place not anything is because it appears—a urban of discordant voices, of untamed ugliness and heartbreaking unhappiness, during which, in spite of the fact that, “laughter used to be in every single place, a part of the air we breathed, a crackling pressure within the surroundings, consistently able to erupt in showers of sparks or discharge itself in thunderous peals.”
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Perr Granty. Good cunt n aw. You play cairds Wi the guy, eh? – Eh . . aye . . one ay the nicest cunts ye could hope tae meet. That's gutted us, that hus. A few hours later, Lenny was guttered as well as gutted. He'd tapped twenty quid off Gav Temperley for the sole purpose of getting rat–arsed. When Peasbo entered the pub late afternoon, Lenny was slurring into the ear of a syrnpathetic barmaid and an embarrassed and sober–looking guy in a boilersuit with a Tennent's Lager logo on it. one ay the nicest fuckin cunts ye could hope tae meet – Awright Lenny.
Who gies a fuck? Jist a young boy. It's his burd n that wee bairn thit ah feel sorry fir. ye git some ay they auld cunts. . Lenny gestured angrily over to the corner across to a group of old guys playing dominos. –. they've hud thair lives! Long fuckin lives! Aw they dae is moan like fuck! Granty nivir complained aboot fuck all. One ay the nicest cunts ye could hope tae meet. He then noted three younger guys, known as Spud, Tommy and Second Prize, sitting across the other side of the pub. – N they fuckin junky mates ay Billy's brar.
You're fuckin flush, Naz challenged. Jackie didn't respond. He picked up a can of lager from the pile Peasbo had dumped on the floor. – Fuckin terrible news, eh boys? Peasbo said, as Lenny morosely slurped on his can. – One ay the nicest cunts ye could hope tae meet, Lenny said. Naz was grateful for Lenny's intervention. He was ready to commiserate about the money, when he realised that Peasho had been referring to Granty. – Ah ken ye shouldnae be selfish at a time like this, but thirs the question ay the poppy tae sort oot.
An Ermine in Czernopol (New York Review Books Classics) by Gregor von Rezzori