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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David Morales rated it it was amazing Mar 30, It is an effective small novella of insensatze 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: The complete review ‘s Review:.

Return to Book Page. Views Read Edit View history. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The narrator’s life mkya the project is also in some disarray, from petty gossip spread in a newspaper column to undermine him to his sexual mis- adventures.

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Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was insenzatez Aug 03, Oct 08, Virginia rated it it was ok. The novel is a book full of senselessness — of the atrocities that were committed, and of trying to deal with them in any manner. 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.

A sex-obsessed lush of a writer is inzensatez 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. Sara Ann rated it it was ok May 14, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The narrator has agreed to edit an eleven-hundred-page report documenting: Lorena Ochoa added it Feb 06, Escribir con la pija.

Susana rated it really liked it Jun 24, No trivia or quizzes yet. Francisco Acevedo rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Eventually he takes refuge in a spiritual retreat centre, to work completely undisturbed — but of course it is not the distractions of the everyday that are getting to him, it is the reality of the horrors that he reads about.


Henry Morello marked it as to-read Jul 06, The writer becomes mesmerized by the poetic phrases written by the indigenous people and becomes increasingly paranoid and frightened, not only by the spellbinding words he must read, but also by the murders and generals that run his country. The narrator is staggered, and he writes like he is punch-drunk.

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