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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El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador

An excellent novella that exceeded my expectations. I wish I could articulate my thoughts on this book with greater precision. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvadora book-length diatribe against El Salvador, I’m tempted to write a similar novel about the United States, a morally bankrupt nation, to say the least.

Over the next few years castelllanos wrote and published several novels, including SenselessnessThe She-Devil in the Mirrorand Revulsion: Apr 29, Nathan “N.

Or castsllanos I were to inform him that a certain someone such as Moya has written an amazing book such as Senselessness that brings to mind the rantings of a lunatic not heard of since Bernhard made his mark on him he would say, without a doubt in my mind, that these types of rantings on the page are best left to the Bernhard master of them all and for others to do something unforgettable on their own of merit and to quit copying what others have done before them. The irony in his rigid stance here is that he says to all he teaches to that he loves the work of Gilles Deleuze and Thomas Bernhard, just to name two, and both caetellanos these writers are not of the same English-speaking ilk that castdllanos is.


Shit vomit and semen that’s what holds this small novel together.

El Asco : Horacio Castellanos Moya :

Mar 16, Escamoles rated castellanks really liked it. It is also the author Moya who is relating this tale, though the words come all from the mouth of Vega. Crazy talk is crazy talk. But there’s no point in speculating.

Aug 13, M. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvadora book-length diatribe against El Salvador, I’m tempted to write a similar novel about the United States, a morally bankrupt nation, to say the least.

A book that is also a fire at the base of a bridge, Revulsion: Lydia Davis’s The End of the Story was for castellznos her most affecting work.

Thomas Bernhard, complaining about pupusas instead of coffee-cake. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

With the relish of the resentful getting even, I had fun writing this novel, in which I wanted qsco demolish the culture and politics of San Salvador, same as Bernhard had done with Salzburg, with the pleasure of diatribe and mimicry. The book is also a work of homage to Thomas Bernhard, a pastiche. Ever walk into a house without books? And in a country where leftists assassinated the country’s most important poet, Roque Dalton, infor supposedly being a CIA agent, it made much more sense to stay away than to play the martyr.

Horacio Castellanos Moya

Ever walk into a house without books? He has also taught caxtellanos the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. The point, aside from the fact that Moya is a great mimic and Klein an excellent translator, is that Bernhard can be sicced onto any culture, ascoo that most cultures deserve him; at the same time, there’s abundant humor here, because there’s already one extra level of irony.


Still, for Moya, I’d start with Senselessness.

The main character of Revulsiona neurasthenic named Vega who is forced to return to his country after an eighteen-year absence, is appalled by everything he sees and experiences in El Salvador; he speaks about the daily lives of Salvadorians with an acid tongue, and he ridicules both their so-called “patriotism” and the military and political leadership of the country with biting sarcasm.

Moya, es que no lo puedo creer, no es posible! One of my colleagues suggested that the threats were related to Primera Planaa short-lived weekly journal indeed, it was published in —95 of which I had been editor in chief and was highly critical of the political powers created by our civil war. Also I found that the constant reminders of reported speech he said, he said, he said, he said really threw off the rhythm, which is a shame because this narrator was not enjoyably detestable, but just detestable.

I am so glad he did. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It isn’t something I am accustomed my own country, in general, caring two hoots about. National Council of Culture and the Arts. Exactly what it says it is: It’s really rather ingenious.

This was like spending the afternoon engrossed in a gritty hilarious stand up comedy.