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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The country, never named, is identifiable as Guatemala through the mention of two presidents, Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo and Efrain Rios Montt. Francisco Lnsensatez rated it it insehsatez amazing Jul 27, The novel is a book full of senselessness — of the atrocities that were committed, and of trying to deal with them in any manner.

Brian added it Apr 22, Escribir con la pija. Larisa marked it as to-read Jun 12, 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.

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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

Labanya Unni marked it as to-read Sep 04, 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: Be grateful you left.

M rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Return to Book Page. Muy buen libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos.

Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Helen Lozano rated it really liked it Oct 28, Sara Ann rated it it was ok Inesnsatez 14, May 07, Manuel Romero rated it really liked it.

Hugo is currently reading it Jun 07, Senselessness is the English translation of the novel Insensatezoriginally written in Spanish by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Olexiy Shendryk rated it it was ok Mar 01, 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.

Faced with all these stories, the narrator can only wonder about the absurdity of it all, and finds himself not too complete in mind either.


Vari’germanotta marked it as to-read Jul 19, 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. He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing. Retrieved from ” https: Castellanos Moya has his narrator ramble moys in long sentences, a flowing rant of impressions and thoughts that can’t be expressed in clipped, precise sentences.


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Senselessness – Horacio Castellanos Moya

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Eso hace alguna gente. Felipe Andrade marked it as to-read Jan 15, Fernanda Vega marked it as to-read Jul 05, The narrator is staggered, and he insenwatez like he is punch-drunk. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ricardo Corea rated it really liked it Jun 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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