Horacio Castellanos Moya (born ) is a Salvadoran novelist, short story writer , and El asco, Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador, (Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, English translation by Lee Klein published by New. Fouling One’s Own Nest: On Translating Horacio Castellanos Moya the three other books by Moya that Bolaño had read, he deemed El asco. 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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Truly, I know of no greater honor for a real writer. Early on I was a bit distracted by the obvious attempt at a Bernhardian rant, but I continued on with my reading in the spirit of some of my own vitriol and those of others I have known who have let it all out and used me as their sounding board.

He has published ten novels, five short story collections, and a book of essays. From Wikipedia, casteloanos free encyclopedia. Books by Horacio Castellanos Moya. On a visit home, assco witnessed a demonstration of unarmed students and workers in which twenty-one people were killed by government snipers.

This was like spending the afternoon engrossed in a gritty hilarious stand up comedy. Moya never gets a word in edgewise. What I do not understand however is why this novel Revulsion has not been published in our English language yet.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your zsco favourite book. Lists with This Book. I guess to a degree it’s in how you choose to see the world. He would have been 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.


Looking for beautiful books? 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 casfellanos done with Salzburg, with the pleasure of diatribe and mimicry.

Fouling One’s Own Nest: On Translating Horacio Castellanos Moya – PEN America

Primii doi scriitori cititi de mine anul asta vin din Jamaica si El Salvador. I love Horacio Castellanos Moya, and this short novel did not disappoint. Aunque sea una imitacion y una muy precisa del estilo de Bernhard, me parece bastante original.

Sadly, very few people castellano El Salvador have read Bernhard, caxtellanos fewer still have a sense of humor. It is possible there is far too much truth in Vega’s words, and Moya’s countrymen simply do not appreciate it.

About Horacio Castellanos Moya. The plot, such as it is, is meant to take place between 5 and 7 p.

Fouling One’s Own Nest: On Translating Horacio Castellanos Moya

The Best Books of Ever walk into a house without books? As a fiction writer, he was granted residencies in a program supported by the Frankfurt International Book Fair and in the City of Asylum program in Pittsburgh You can never be sure that Moya means it, and that just adds to the fun. A very insightful perspective on the contemporary challenges that touch the lives of Salvadorans in the Post-Civil War era.

He soon, however, grew disillusioned by violent fighting within wl party. The novel enraged some Salvadorans ek some calling for a book ban and others throwing the book into fires.

El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador by Horacio Castellanos Moya

The voice must be our own. Indeed, he discusses in the afterword that this was begun and carried out as an exercise in style.

In the end, what is important to me is what moyya rant is dealing with, from which the complaint derives it substance from, and if the rant can sustain itself and keep me interested. When Max Sebald reveals his disdain for something or other I hear his particular voice and find his arguments and complaints quite captivating as well.


Lee Klein November 5, Moya’s made himself his own thing, certainly, has continued to evolve.

It is tonally and topically appropriate, and would provide an interesting point of comparison between the two writers. The book is also a work of homage to Thomas Bernhard, a pastiche. Obviously, this rant did or I would not be writing about it.

Horacio Castellanos Moya

Today is Castellanso Xiaobo’s birthday. The professor starts and only azco when I guess the author had had enough and he had to call it a day somewhere. The book is also indeed a bitter critique of El Salvador, where the author Castellanos Moya is from, and its culture. Preview — El asco by Horacio Castellanos Moya. A book that is also a fire at the base of a bridge, Revulsion: This little book is great.

These people for the most part do not read and are not interested in anything but the made-for-TV film version to make its way on to their cable network. I also deducted an additional castellanoz for the sequence in the brothel at the end, which nearly made me vomit, as well as for telling us explicitly in the last sentence what has been perfectly obvious all along.

Lee allowed me the opportunity to read this work before he found a publisher for it. A note following the novella reveals as much: