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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Sara Ann rated it it was ok May 14, insensatwz Helen Lozano rated it really liked it Oct 28, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk. Muy buen libro, la historia es un balance ideal entre la historia y la novela, tiene momentos muy ingeniosos.

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Kristina added it Jul 28, Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya. Senselessness is narrated by an author moyya, like Castellanos Moya, insemsatez 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: 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.

Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya

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Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador. Charlotte rated it it was amazing Aug 30, 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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: Brian added it Apr 22, The complete review ‘s Review:.

Laura rated it it was amazing May 09, Oct 08, Virginia rated it it was ok. 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.


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. Fernanda Vega marked it as to-read Jul 05, All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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