Senselessness, Horacio Castellanos Moya (Katherine Silver, trans.) New Directions. pp, $ Senselessness is the first novel by Honduras-born Horacio. and links to other information about and reviews of Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya. Spanish title: Insensatez; Translated by Katherine Silver. on Senselessness, a novel by Horacio Castellanos Moya, tr. by Katherine Thus , Senselessness (Insensatez, originally published in ).

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The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Note the Bernhardian syntax insennsatez this sentence: Be the first to add this to a list. Open to the public. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

Senselessness is the English translation of the novel Insensatezoriginally written in Spanish by Salvadoran writer Horacio Cstellanos Moya. These 4 locations in All: C34 I67 Book Spanish Show 0 more libraries This page was last edited on 7 Octoberhoraciio The University of Queensland.

One section of the report, detailing how the army intelligence services operate, is considered so explosive that this section will be added to the finished book the day it goes to press, when it is too late to stop it.

Catchikel Mayan family in mountain village. Yet in the next moment, he is sickened by the story of a woman who has been serially raped by soldiers.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Faced with all these stories, the narrator can insenwatez wonder about the absurdity of it all, and finds himself not too complete in mind insensaez. He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing.


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Castellanos Moya knows that malevolence may inflict permanent damage — not only on the witnesses and survivors but on anyone who hopes to live within the affected society. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

Horacio Castellanos Moya Published by: Home All editions This editionSpanish, Book edition: He is not pleased about being employed on a project of the “perfidious Catholic Church” — and to find himself working in the archbishop’s palace, no less — and not too comfortable in a country where those responsible for the atrocities the manuscript he is working on documents still wield most of the power.

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He received death threats after the publication of Castelllanos Asco and emigrated first to Frankfurt and then to Pittsburgh, two host cities in the International Cities of Refuge Network for exiled and persecuted writers. Castellanos Moya manages a brilliant narrative strategy in Senselessness: He continues, regarding the fragment to quote, I must interrupt a long flow of words, more an outburst than a mere sentence:.


Brisbane City Council Library Horacuo. The former acts as an immutable environmental factor. 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.

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: He continues, regarding the fragment to quote, I must interrupt a long flow of words, more an outburst than a mere sentence: The country, never castellahos, is identifiable as Guatemala through the mention of two presidents, Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo and Efrain Rios Montt.

And as the speaker becomes less and less in control, and more and more in fear of his life, his behavior becomes a kind of testimony of its own—the fear generated by a powerful elite which has yet to be punished. But his self, under siege, is secret enough.

Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk. The girl in the center of the photo of a Catchikel family is the only member of her family who speaks Spanish. Author Castellanos Moya, Horacio, Edition 1a ed.

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