Bernhard suele criticar Austria (su país) de una manera fulminante en lo que escribe, y Castellanos Moya hace lo mismo en este librito, pero de El Salvador. El Asco / The Disgust has 11 ratings and 1 review: Published September 25th by Literatura Random House, pages, Paperback. Abstract: Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya offers a provocative example of postwar cynicism in his novel El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San.

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As Moya says in an afterword, he writes short novels, and one has to wish he stuck with something long enough, in terms of numbers of pages as well as attention, to get deeper into what he’s thinking and what he’s doing with the thinking.

Perhaps the greatest difference between the writers mentioned above and the writer Moya is that in this particular story there wasn’t anything mentioned of casrellanos beholden to his country. It is short enough pages to be read in one or two sittings. It may be the most brilliantly carried off castelllanos of all time, precisely because of how direct and open Caste,lanos is about his source.

Obviously, this rant did or I would not be writing about it. I was once writing caastellanos paper for school and turned to ask a friend I was sitting with if it was crazy to say I believe that humans are inherently good; to which, my friend replied that well, it was the awco opposite of everything he believes, which, I get where he is coming from, but he is also a pretty big activist for animal awco and saving their habitats, which I think is a pretty good thing.

Moya has fallen into the Bernhard trap and produced a work with all the repetition and vehemence of a Bernhard work without the essential qualities, so, a rant, an outrageous rant, an insulting outrageous rant, without paragraphs, but not really Bernhardian and, in this case, barely a novel.


Part of what I love about Bernhard is that his approach seems like it should have become intolerable within 10 pages, yet he wrote many brilliant novels, all but the first couple of which used this same approach.

I first read Mora’s Senselessnessa novella of paranoid bureaucratic horror that also manages to be very funny. Want to Read saving….

Horacio Castellanos Moya – Wikipedia

All of us, at times, might have a moment for expressing our rants. He lives in South Philadelphia. Hard to pick an extract mainly because each topic gets a thorough thrashing but his opening remarks on public transport will give you a flavour: He left El Salvador that March, but did not go back to Canada for school.

But come on here, ranting is ranting. An interesting contrast is that in Bernhard’s novels, one rarely even wanders near sexuality, neither positi Another great work by Moya. Apr 29, Nathan “N. You can never be sure that Moya means it, and that just add Exactly what it says it is: Today I think of David Gorin’s PENamerican elegy and imagine Liu Xiaobo crossing a street vastellanos lower Manhattan even now, umbrella in one hand, phone in the other, googling the news, catsellanos one to stop him https: I think of that as a sad compliment.

While there, he meets with the author and harshly criticizes every aspect imaginable of the Salvadoran capital: I love Horacio Castellanos Moya, and this short novel did not disappoint. View all 7 comments.

With the relish of the resentful getting even, I had fun writing this novel, in which I wanted to demolish the culture and politics of San Salvador, same as Bernhard had done with Salzburg, with the pleasure of diatribe and mimicry.

Revulsion is a novella of the most intimate comedy that castellanox manages to be quite horrifying. It’s interesting that Revulsion did not suffer the same fate.


Yo lo recomiendo mucho. But this review is supposed to be about this novel, which is a good one. Not only did Vega hate the people, he hated the geography and the weather. Not only did Vega hate the people, he hated the geography and the weather. May 27, Nathan “N. Ever walk into a house without books?

The author received death threats on account of this book. It’s not hard to believe that the author received death threats following the book’s publication.

caste,lanos Also I found that the constant reminders of reported speech he said, he said, he said, he said really threw off the rhythm, moys is a shame because this narrator was not enjoyably detestable, but just detestable. Ten years ago, in the summer ofI was visiting Guatemala City and staying with a friend when the phone rang in the middle of the night.

But as the Swiss writer Robert Walser says, “No one indicts their own country with impunity.

El Asco / The Disgust

It’s really rather ingenious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Currently he teaches at the University of Iowa and castellanls a regular columnist for Sampsonia Way Magazine where he “looks for topics that open debates, new perspectives, and controversy.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Lists with This Book. The problem for me with this statement is that the fiction of my own good friend is often compared to Bernhard and whose words are constantly reminded of the great Austrian especially in his sometimes uniquely personal and intensely crazy rantings of his own.