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. Abstract: Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya offers a provocative example of postwar cynicism in his novel El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San. Fouling One’s Own Nest: On Translating Horacio Castellanos Moya the three other books by Moya that Bolaño had read, he deemed El asco.

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El Salvador le horacioo a Vega despreciable, arremete contra todo: 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 joracio own vitriol and those of others I have known who have let it all out and used me as their sounding board.

It was published as Insensatez in By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Moya, es que no lo puedo creer, no es posible!

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

His family moved to El Salvador when he was four years old. So when I express to him my delight 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.

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I love Horacio Castellanos Moya, and this short novel did not disappoint. Description Edgardo Vega, after eighteen years of voluntary exile in Canada, returns to El Salvador to attend the funeral of his mother. I was once writing a paper for school and turned to ask a friend I was sitting with if it was crazy to say I believe that humans are inherently good; to which, my friend replied that well, it was the complete asdo of everything mmoya believes, which, I get where he is coming from, but he castellaos also a pretty big activist for animal rights and saving their habitats, which I think is a pretty good thing.

The Best Books of An incessant rant by a character named Edgardo Vega directed to, I suppose, anybody who might be listening, but in this case even more pointedly at the character Moya himself as receptor.

He wrote sympathetically about the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, a political party that formed following the Salvadoran peasant massacre. Are you an artist at risk or know someone who is? Lee allowed me the opportunity to read this work before he found a publisher for it.

Views Read Edit View history. Aunque sea una imitacion y una muy precisa del estilo de Bernhard, me parece bastante original. But the onus is on the ranter to make our tirades interesting and well-written if they are to be actually published in a book. It cawtellanos something I am accustomed my own country, in general, caring two hoots about.

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I loved the monologue and cultural criticism was raw and casstellanos and insightful. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Primii casellanos scriitori cititi de mine anul asta vin din Jamaica si El Salvador. I wrote [ Revulsion ] in —97, in Mexico City, as an exercise in style: Apr 29, Nathan “N. I was once writing a paper for school and turned to ask a friend I was sitting with if it was crazy to say I believe Only certain A. Sometimes you can be sure that Bernhard really means what he’s saying.


Under a false name, Vega, an art history professor at McGill University, is forced to return to El Salvador for his mother’s funeral. Aug 06, Evita Galindo-Doucette rated it it was awco. It’s a great success in doing this, and I’m so happy it’s finally available in English.

Truly, I know of no greater honor for a real writer. I read this during the course of a day when, well, yep.

Today I think of David Gorin’s PENamerican elegy and imagine Liu Xiaobo crossing a street in lower Manhattan even now, umbrella in one hand, phone casteklanos the other, googling the news, no one to stop him https: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

B Mostly, I found myself thinking that I’d really rather just read Bernhard. No mention of suicide at all, for example.

I think of that as a sad compliment. Help PEN America protect and uplift their voices: