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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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 narrator’s life around 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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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. Oct 08, Virginia rated it it was ok. Gerardo Ubilla Bravo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Escribir con la pija.

Larisa marked it as to-read Jun 12, 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. Helen Lozano rated it really liked it Oct 28, He finds the job to be bigger than he had been led to believe it would be — and considerably more harrowing.


A sex-obsessed lush of a writer is employed 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.

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