Turlupin by Leo Perutz

By Leo Perutz

"What is so glaring from the novels of Leo Perutz is his irrepressible excitement in storytelling - and his ample artistic reward ...even if literature is leaving behind sheer narrative, a few of his most interesting novels needs to be preserved for posterity." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 1642. King Louis XIII is inside a 12 months of his demise; his leader Minister, Cardinal Richelieu, won't live to tell the tale the 12 months. however the ill primate is set to wreck the ability of the French the Aristocracy whether it is the very last thing he does, and to this finish he's close to attaining a unexpected coup using the typical humans led by way of a disaffected aristocrat. Martinmas, November eleventh, is to be the day of reckoning. It unearths the chief of the French the Aristocracy accrued within the palace of the overdue Duc de Lavan, whose funeral has simply taken position in excellent pomp. Plans are agreed one of the assembled dukes and marquises to rally to their reason each best friend they could locate, figuring out that they are going to now not accept a moment likelihood to assassinate the Cardinal and subvert his plot opposed to them. one of the assembled aristocrats is the younger Breton Monsieur de Josselin - or so he may have the noble loved ones think. in reality he's a Paris wig-maker and barber named Turlupin. while at the fateful eleventh the Paris mob surrounds and assaults the Lavan palace and Turlupin sees within the entrance rank the very guy such a lot able to disclose him for an imposter, he has to behave in haste - with effects that nobody may then have anticipated. Leo Perutz's admirers incorporated Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and Jorge Luis Borges. Turlupin indicates him at his classic most sensible, sly, speedy, witty, touching, and without end one step sooner than the reader.

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Un matrimo­ nio o un battesimo di nobili; non è possibile prosegui­ re. Oppure tutte queste carrozze stanno qui perché oggi a Palazzo Bourgogne va in scena la tragedia della morte di Abele? Non importa per quale modvo. Se va­ do avanti, questi cani dei lacchè mi spingono nella cu30 netta, la cosa li diverte, poi ci ridono su per un’ora. O magari uno di questi cavalli scalcia e mi colpisce al pet­ to, come è successo ieri al mendicante. Siano maledet­ ti il giorno e l’ora che l’ho incontrato». Rimase fermo e osservò pieno di malumore lo stem­ ma dipinto sulla portiera di una carrozza, due cardi d’oro in sbarra e un pugno guantato.

La messa fu­ nebre era già incominciata. Dall’altare risuonava il Do­ mine exaudi del sacerdote, e il coro attaccò con il Fiant aures tuae intendentes. Turlupin non prosegui. Davanti a lui, sulle matto­ nelle di pietra, stava rannicchiata una vecchia mendi­ cante, e a costei, per compiacere a Dio, gettò la sua moneta d ’argento da otto sous. «E una bella elemosina» disse, molto soddisfatto di se stesso. «Solo, fa’ attenzione che nessuno te la ru­ bi. Di sicuro un’elemosina così non la ricevi tutti i giorni».

Semi montargli (lenirò l abbia e dolore per l’ingiustizia del mondo. « Ce ne sono troppi di tipi così » disse. « Sono una ve­ ra piaga. Scialacquano i nostri soldi e ci fanno diventa­ re poveri ». «Scialacquano i nostri soldi e ci fanno diventare po­ veri » ripetè con voce roca un uomo grande e grosso pigiato contro Turlupin. «Lei ha detto la verità, signo­ re. Se ne ricordi, quando il signor di Saint-Chéron la esorterà a scendere in strada». «Il signor di Saint-Chéron, si sente il suo nome tutti i giorni» osservò Turlupin.

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