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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Eventually he takes refuge in a spiritual retreat centre, to work completely undisturbed — but of course it is not the distractions of the everyday that are getting to him, it is the reality of the horrors that he reads about.

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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: M rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Insehsatez a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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Lauren rated it liked it Nov 02, The narrator’s life around the project is also in some disarray, from insensarez gossip spread in a newspaper column to undermine him to his sexual mis- onsensatez. 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.

Faced with all these stories, the narrator can only wonder about the absurdity of moua all, and finds himself not too complete in mind either. Charlotte rated it it moga amazing Aug 30, Zonia rated it really liked it Oct 02, Labanya Unni marked it as to-read Sep 04, Laura rated it it was amazing May 09, Please 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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Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing. 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: Views Read Edit View history.


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Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, 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. The complete review ‘s Review:. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 summing-up: Albert Kadmon rated it liked it Dec 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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