Germany, France and Sweden
General Cork asked me
what Germany, France
and Sweden were really like.
"The Comte de Gobineau," I replied, "has described Germany as les Indes de l'Europe."
"France," I replied, "is an island surrounded by land."
"Sweden," I replied, "is a forest of fir trees in dinner jackets."
---From The Skin
Curzio Malaparte
David Moore, Translator
©2013, New York Review Books
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