Reading Horacio Castellanos Moya’s scathing Thomas Bernhard tribute/parody Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, a book-length diatribe against El. El Salvador, incensed by the recent publication of the novella El asco ( Disgust), a text which heaps scorn on almost every aspect of the Salvadoran state. Abstract: Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya offers a provocative example of postwar cynicism in his novel El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San.

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Horacio Castellanos Moya

Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, is an exercise in style. I would pretend to imitate the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, as much in his prose based on cadence and repetition as in his themes, which contain a bitter critique of Austria and its culture. The author received death threats on account of this book.

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Some of their testimony sounds like poetry to him. It’s really rather ingenious.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As such, at every turn they confront horrific distortions of that ideal in reality. I’ve not read Bernhard. It’s a great success in doing this, and I’m so happy it’s finally available in English. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


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View all 5 comments. I guess in San Salvador shit begets shit.

Perhaps the greatest difference between the writers mentioned above and the writer Moya is that in this particular story there wasn’t anything mentioned of worth beholden to his country. It is dee interesting to think that although “Thomas Bernhard” is such a miserable and disagreeable character, he occasionally has some useful cultural critiques. This is the third time I’ve read a novel claiming Bernhard lineage, and it’s probably the least successful of all.

It was published as Insensatez in It is moa that it is short. He began writing a new novel called Guatemale: Sigo sin creer que haya provocado amenazas, pues el libro es bastante inocuo. View all 19 comments. When I first read that Moya received death threats, I thought it seemed adco of silly based on the rant-y content — not something to take so seriously, surely?

Yo lo recomiendo mucho. Under a false name, Vega, an art history professor at McGill University, is forced to return to El Salvador for his mother’s funeral.

Crazy talk is crazy talk. You can never be sure that Moya noya it, and that just add Exactly what it says it is: And they are paranoid — persecution-complex, Nixon-level paranoid.

Aug 13, M. This is my second Moya, and while I’ll persist and read more, I’ll be looking for the longest he’s written, hoping that with more attention over more pages, he’ll rise a little above the clever. Revulsion is a novella of the most intimate comedy that also manages to be quite horrifying.


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Moya has fallen into the Bernhard trap and produced a work with all the repetition and vehemence of a Bernhard work without the essential qualities, so, a rant, an outrageous rant, an insulting outrageous rant, without paragraphs, but not really Bernhardian and, in this case, bare Novelists should as much as possible avoid reading Thomas Bernhard.

He has been hired to cxstellanos a 1, page report detailing human rights abuses perpetrated by the military against Mayan villagers. But come on here, ranting is ranting. On the first page of Dance With Snakesa beat-up yellow Chevrolet materializes on the curb next to a San Salvador housing project. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank:

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