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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 08, Virginia rated it it was ok. Sara Ann rated it it was ok May 14, Albert Kadmon rated it liked it Dec 31, 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.

Isa Castaneda rated it liked it Jun 20, Olexiy Shendryk rated it it was ok Mar 01, Senselessness is narrated by an author who, like Castellanos Moya, has had to leave his native El Salvador because of something he wrote that upset a great many people — in the narrator’s case, an article claiming: The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: Want to Read saving….

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David Morales rated it it was amazing Mar 30, 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Larisa marked it as to-read Jun 12, Senselessness is the English translation of the novel Insensatezoriginally written in Spanish by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya.

Florencia Badaracco rated it really liked it Dec 05, Charlotte rated it it was amazing Aug 30, The novel is a book full of senselessness — of the atrocities that were committed, and of trying to deal with them in any manner.

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.

Eso hace alguna gente. The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk. 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. Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Laura rated it it was amazing May 09, Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, May 07, Manuel Romero rated it really liked it.


Prismo marked it as to-read Apr 16, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Najla Gomez added it Jan 09, Muy buen libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos. 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: Retrieved from ” https: Ricardo Corea rated it really liked it Jun 29, 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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