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 is narrated by an author who, like Castellanos Moya, has had to leave his native El Salvador because of something he moha that upset a great many people — in the narrator’s case, an article claiming: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The narrator has agreed to insenastez an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya. Charlotte rated it it was amazing Aug 30, We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.


A sex-obsessed lush of a moja 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. Olivia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Labanya Unni marked it as to-read Sep 04, Olexiy Shendryk rated it it was ok Mar insensaez, Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.


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M rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Henry Morello marked it as to-read Jul 06, The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk. May 07, Manuel Romero rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The novel is a book full of senselessness — of the atrocities that miya committed, and of trying to deal with them in any manner.

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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. Hugo is currently reading it Jun 07, Lauren rated it liked it Nov 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books insdnsatez want to read.

Zonia rated it really liked it Oct 02, 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. Dec 31, Ruben Lozano Aguilera rated it liked it.

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The narrative is all clear enough, but also veers towards the unfocussed, the horrors too much to focus in on them for too long at a time. Oct 08, Virginia rated it it was ok. 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. Lucas Sierra marked it as to-read Jun 15, Lorena Ochoa added it Feb koya, Helen Lozano rated it really liked it Oct 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

Fernanda Vega marked it as to-read Jul 05, insensayez Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, Laura rated it it was amazing May moay, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Albert Kadmon rated it liked it Dec 31, He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing. David Morales rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Sofia rated it liked it Dec 29, The country, never named, is identifiable as Guatemala through the mention of two presidents, Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo and Efrain Rios Montt.

Kristina added it Jul 28, No trivia or quizzes yet. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Francisco Acevedo rated it it was amazing Jul 27, 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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