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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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Castellanos Moya has his narrator ramble on in long sentences, a flowing rant of impressions and thoughts that can’t be expressed in clipped, precise sentences. 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.

Felipe rated insensateez really liked it Jul 07, Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The narrator’s life around the project is also in some disarray, from petty gossip spread in a newspaper column to undermine him to his sexual mis- adventures.


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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. The complete review ‘s Review:. Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, 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. Francisco Acevedo rated it it was amazing Jul 27, The country, never named, is identifiable as Guatemala through the mention of two presidents, Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo and Efrain Rios Montt.

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The novel is a book full of senselessness — of the atrocities that were committed, and of trying to deal with them in any manner.


Senselessness – Horacio Castellanos Moya

Brian added it Apr 22, This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Prismo marked it as to-read Apr 16, Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. Muy jnsensatez libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos. Henry Morello marked it as to-read Jul 06, The narrative is all clear enough, but inssensatez veers towards the unfocussed, the horrors too much to focus in on them for too long at a time.

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