Horacio Castellanos Moya (born ) is a Salvadoran novelist, short story writer , and El asco, Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador, (Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, English translation by Lee Klein published by New. Abstract: Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya offers a provocative example of postwar cynicism in his novel El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San. Fouling One’s Own Nest: On Translating Horacio Castellanos Moya the three other books by Moya that BolaƱo had read, he deemed El asco.

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I wish I could articulate my thoughts on this book with greater precision. But then perhaps the author thinks us all as stupid as his creation. Eo to be fair I will even mention myself and the character of Ponzil in Shorter Prose I published only recently.

Book ratings by Goodreads. But the onus is on the ranter to make our tirades interesting and well-written if they are to be actually published in a book.

All of us, at times, might have a moment for expressing our rants. Its acid humor, like a Buster Keaton movie or a time bomb, threatens the hormonal stability of the idiots who, upon reading it, feel an irresistible urge to string the author up in the town square. On a visit home, he witnessed a demonstration of unarmed students and workers in which twenty-one people were killed by government snipers. Dispatched from the UK in 16 business days When will my order arrive?


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View all 13 comments. This book was good. The plot, such as it is, is meant to take place between 5 and 7 p. It is tonally and topically appropriate, and would provide an interesting point of comparison between the two writers. Are you an artist at risk or know someone who is?

Bernhard did too, I’d argue, but within a smaller range. As a fiction writer, he was granted residencies in a program supported by the Frankfurt International Book Fair and in the City of Asylum program in Pittsburgh It’s all in one breath, a breath both suffocating and liberating at one time. Early on I moyq a bit distracted by the obvious attempt at a Bernhardian rant, but I continued on with my reading in the spirit of some of my own vitriol and those of others I have known who have let it all out and used me as their sounding board.

Sadly, very few people in El Salvador casteplanos read Bernhard, and fewer still have a sense of humor. Indeed, he discusses in the afterword that castellanoos was begun horaci carried out as an exercise in style. Jardin de Cemento Ian McEwan.

Not only did Vega hate the people, he hated the geography horaclo the weather. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, is an exercise in style. He soon, however, grew disillusioned by violent fighting within the party.

Starting in he lived in Mexico City in self-imposed exile for ten years. Books by Horacio Castellanos Moya. Solo un Muerto Mas Ramiro Pinilla. He lives in South Philadelphia. Castellanos Moya was born in in TegucigalpaHonduras to a Honduran mother and a Salvadoran father. Apr 29, Nathan “N. Shit vomit and semen that’s what holds this small novel together.


Inhe was guest researcher at the University of Tokyo with a fellowship granted by the Japan Foundation. Una maravillosa bomba este libro. There is more wrong with the country now, they say. Sigo sin creer que haya provocado amenazas, pues el libro es bastante inocuo.

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Truly, I know of no greater honor for a real writer. National Council of Culture and the Arts.

About Horacio Castellanos Moya. He wrote sympathetically about the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, a political party that formed following the Salvadoran peasant massacre.

As I was reading, I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. Like a stigma, the little imitation novel and its aftermath pursue me. A very insightful perspective on the contemporary challenges that touch the lives of Salvadorans in the Post-Civil War era.

Horacio Castellanos Moya

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Sumamente desagradable, chistoso, y merecedor. No trivia or quizzes yet. The protagonist in Revulsion is a Thomas Asc character who returns to El Salvador after eighteen years to deliver a page diatribe against the country.