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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The book is also indeed a bitter critique of El Salvador, where the author Castellanos Moya is from, and its culture. This page was last edited on 4 Septemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Obviously, this rant did or I would not be writing about it. I’m guessing that sadly some reactions toward violence might be the same.

Lee allowed me the opportunity to read this work before he found a publisher for it. That’s always the problem; it’s the popular stuff that gets translated first. Dec 07, Milagro Espinosa rated it it was amazing.

Apr 18, Matias rated it it was amazing. Sometimes you can be sure that Bernhard really means what he’s saying. He lives in South Philadelphia. A note following the novella reveals as much: Apr 29, Nathan “N. He has published eleven novels, five short story collections, two essay books, castellajos a diary.


Trivia About El asco: I’ve not read Bernhard. Thomas Bernhard certainly wasn’t the first person to ever behave this way in person, but perhaps he was the first we serious readers had noticed doing so on the page.

As fictions they carry castellajos sense of giddy possibility, of literature as a game without rules. B Mostly, I found myself thinking that I’d really rather just read Bernhard.

Horacio Castellanos Moya

He joins him on his rounds and learns that his name is Jacinto Bustillo and that he was once a casteloanos accountant. Here, the aftermath of a decades-long massacre becomes the occasion for a sex farce, an office comedy, and a paranoid thriller.

It isn’t something I am accustomed my own country, in general, caring two hoots about.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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. Refresh and try again.

Lee Klein November 5, Even Laura Rivera ends up sounding disillusioned: You can never be sure that Moya means it, and that just adds to the fun. In he contributed to the founding of the weekly publication Primera Plana and worked there until Return to Book Page. I wrote [ Revulsion ] in —97, in Mexico City, as an exercise in style: Or, as Eduardo puts it: It is good that it is short. I never could accept that of the hundreds of countries where I might have been castsllanos I was born in the worst country of all, the stupidest, the most criminal, which is why I catsellanos to Montreal, well before the war began, not in search of better df conditions, but because I never accepted the macabre twist of fate of being castwllanos here.

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Castellsnos even sent me this copy gratis which I just think is a generous thing to do. The voice cxstellanos be our own. He soon, however, grew disillusioned by violent fighting within the party. Or if I were to inform him that a certain someone such as Moya has written an amazing book such as Senselessness that brings to mind the rantings of a lunatic not heard of since Bernhard made his mark on him he would say, without a doubt in my mind, that these types of rantings on the page are best left to the Bernhard master of them all and for others to do something unforgettable on their own of merit and to quit copying what others have done before them.