Senselessness, Horacio Castellanos Moya (Katherine Silver, trans.) New Directions. pp, $ Senselessness is the first novel by Honduras-born Horacio. The present study examines Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez in relation to recent criticism that has read the novel either as. A Reasonable Senselessness: Madness, Sovereignty and Neoliberal Reason in Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez.

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Return to Book Page. It is an effective small novella of confronting the outrages committed in, and history of, Central America, a flailing attempt to come to some grips with it — concluding abruptly with an email message the narrator receives, that ends with an appropriate mkya Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Lists with This Book. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Laura rated it it was amazing May 09, Senselessness is narrated by an author who, like Castellanos Moya, has had to leave his native El Salvador because of something he wrote that upset a great many people — in the narrator’s case, an article claiming: The narrator’s life around the project is also in some disarray, from petty gossip spread in a newspaper column to undermine him to his sexual mis- adventures.

The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: Be grateful you left. Retrieved from ” https: Escribir con la pija.

Lorena Ochoa added it Feb 06, A sex-obsessed lush of a writer is employed by the Catholic Church to edit and tidy up a 1, page report on the army’s massacre and torture of the indigenous villagers a decade earlier.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Olexiy Shendryk rated it it was ok Mar 01, insensayez Vari’germanotta marked it as to-read Jul 19, The writer becomes mesmerized by the poetic phrases written by the indigenous people and becomes increasingly paranoid and frightened, not only by the spellbinding words he must read, but also by the murders and generals that run his country.

Sara Ann rated it it was ok May 14, Want to Read saving…. The country, never named, is identifiable as Guatemala through the mention of two presidents, Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo inseneatez Efrain Rios Montt. The narrative is all clear enough, but also veers towards the unfocussed, the horrors too much to focus in on them for too long at a time.

Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, Ricardo Corea rated it really liked it Jun 29, He is not pleased about being employed on a project insebsatez the “perfidious Catholic Church” — and to find himself working in the archbishop’s palace, no less — and not too comfortable in a country where insensatwz responsible for the atrocities the manuscript he is working on documents still wield most of the power.

Open Preview See a Problem? Castellanos Moya has his narrator ramble on in long sentences, a flowing rant of impressions and thoughts that can’t be expressed in clipped, precise sentences.

Hugo is currently reading it Jun 07, David Morales rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Insenwatez note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


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He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing. Lauren rated it joya it Nov 02, Views Read Edit View history.


All articles with dead insendatez links Articles with dead external links from May Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata. Isa Castaneda rated it liked it Jun 20, Senselessness is the English translation of the novel Insensatezinsenssatez written in Spanish by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya. Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador. Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya. Felipe rated it really liked it Jul 07, The complete review ‘s Review:.


Labanya Unni marked it as to-read Sep 04, Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Kristina added it Jul 28, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mayra marked it as to-read Jul 30, Fernanda Vega marked it as to-read Jul 05, Charlotte rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Muy buen libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos.

M rated it it was amazing Oct 05, The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk.