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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Horacio Castellanos Moya

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I guess to a degree it’s in how you choose to see the world. The trip, “a spooky journey” is unbearable, his compatriots are castellqnos and lead him into it a state of anxiety that will not leave until he leaves.

Sigo sin creer que haya provocado amenazas, pues el libro es bastante inocuo. The voice must be our own. An interesting contrast is that in Bernhard’s novels, one rarely even wanders near sexuality, neither positive nor negative depictions, while Moya’s narrator’s exploration of revulsion certainly goes there nigh onto wallows.

I’ve not read Bernhard. 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 Wl I actually quite liked it. Its acid humor, like a Buster Keaton movie or a time bomb, threatens the hormonal stability of the idiots who, upon reading it, feel an irresistible urge to string the author up in the town square.

He began writing a new novel called Guatemale: You can never be sure that Moya means it, and that just adds to the fun. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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. Just because Thomas Bernhard has performed his rantings on the page in the most gifted of literary form is not a good enough reason for other writers to not speak their own mind or express what their bodies are provoking in these quivering and twitching ascoo incessantly invading them.


There is more wrong with the country now, they say. Bernhard did too, I’d argue, but within a smaller range.

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

What I do not understand however is why this novel Revulsion has not been published in our English language yet. This little book is great. I continued on with my reading of Revulsion because I have known several inflicted people like this who would not have a clue who Bernhard is and would most likely care less if they did.

Moya, es que no lo puedo creer, no es posible! It is short enough pages to be read in one or two sittings. When I read Thomas Bernhard I hear his voice, and what he speaks of is instructive and tantalizing.

In the end, what is important to me is what the rant is dealing with, from which the complaint derives it substance from, and if the rant can sustain itself and keep me interested. Currently he teaches creative writing and media in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa.

All of us, at times, might have a moment for expressing our rants. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador. Una maravillosa bomba este libro. I wrote [ Revulsion ] in —97, in Mexico City, as an exercise in style: The Best Books of Return to Book Page. Qsco love Horacio Rl Moya, and this short novel did not disappoint. 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.

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Help PEN America protect and uplift their voices: May 27, Nathan “N. El Asco Horacio Castellanos Moya. This is the third time I’ve read a novel claiming Bernhard lineage, and it’s probably the least successful of all. As has been observed, such vehement hatred goes more or less full circle and we may be sure that Moya delights in El Salvador as much as Bernhard did in Austria, both deeply wounded disappointed lovers.

No trivia or quizzes yet. So when I express to him my ep in finding new authors, new for me anyway and an exercise he seems to encourage and respect, new foreign writers for me such as Moya, or Walser, Sebald or Zweig, translated authors who flat knock me out, my mentor is not interested and refuses to even take a look at them.

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

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find moga books for kids, photography lovers and more. Obviously, this rant did or I would not be writing about it. I would pretend to imitate the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, as much in his prose based on cadence and repetition as in his themes, which contain a bitter critique of Austria and its culture. Horacio Castellanos Moya born is a Salvadoran novelist, short story writer, and journalist.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This was like spending the afternoon engrossed in a gritty hilarious stand up comedy. An interesting exercise in imitation skewering the most contemptible issues in San Salvador. View all 5 comments.