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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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. The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk. Senselessness is the English translation of the novel Insensatezoriginally written in Spanish by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retrieved from ” https: Senselessness is narrated by an author who, like Castellanos Moya, has had to leave his native El Salvador because of insenwatez he wrote that upset a great many people — in the narrator’s case, an article claiming: Brian added it Apr 22, Vari’germanotta marked it as to-read Jul 19, Paperbackpages.

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Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Hugo is currently reading it Jun 07, This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Dec 31, Ruben Lozano Aguilera rated it liked it. 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 inzensatez adventures. Escribir con la pija.

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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

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: Mayra marked it as to-read Jul 30, Insendatez 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.

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

Refresh and try again. Labanya Unni marked it as to-read Sep 04, Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, moja Gabo Azurdia marked it as to-read Aug 14, David Morales rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Eventually he takes refuge in a spiritual retreat centre, to work completely undisturbed — but of course it is not the insensatze of the everyday that are getting to him, it is the reality of the horrors that he reads about.


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

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Sara Ann rated it it was ok May 14, Ricardo Corea rated it really liked it Jun 29, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Charlotte rated it it was amazing Aug 30, The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: Francisco Acevedo rated it it was amazing Jul 27, M rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Muy buen libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos.

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