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Lists with This Book. Notify me of new comments via email. El Salvador le resulta a Vega despreciable, arremete contra todo: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It’s not hard to believe that the author received death threats following the book’s publication.

El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador

Just try and name a book by Alan Sillitoe aftera man whose last book of fiction was published in This book is the reason he left El Salvador when it came out is was considered to political many calling for it to be banned and his mother received death threats and Horacio himself fled.

I never could accept that of the hundreds of countries where I might have been born I was born in the worst country of all, the stupidest, the most criminal, which is why I went to Montreal, well bernhare the war began, not in search of better economic conditions, but because I never accepted the macabre twist of fate of being born here.

I wrote [ Revulsion ] in —97, in Mexico City, as an exercise in style: He defines Savlador Salvador, perhaps most damningly of all, of being a country uninterested in art, and especially literature, and suffering from a “degradation of taste,” “an illiterate culture There is a sense, detected almost immediately and which amplifies throughout, that Vega is the kind of person who lives his life so close to becoming unhinged at all times that, combined with the effects of his self-imposed isolation, leads him to take advantage of any audience he can get.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. San Salvador is a stupid city. Refresh and try again.

El Asco, Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador () – Life Narrative

Some of his other work bears the visible influence of Thomas Bernhard Senselessness especially but nowhere is it as clear here. You are commenting using your Twitter account. When I read Thomas Bernhard I hear his voice, and what he speaks of is instructive and tantalizing. You’re not paying attention. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador caught my eye since I manage a reader’s web site for Bernhard, though I feared the worst Especially Edgardo Vega relating to us his ride on the crowded plane to San Salvador and the disgusting fellow passengers spreading their own sweaty filth on our unfortunate ealvador terminally unhappy narrator.

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But then perhaps the author thinks us all as stupid as his creation. It is possible there is far too much truth in Vega’s words, and Moya’s countrymen simply do not appreciate it.

It is tonally and topically appropriate, and would provide an interesting point sl comparison between the two writers.

Tinkerbellnani Encarni S rated it liked it Apr 11, There is more wrong with the country dalvador, they say. Sometimes you can be sure that Bernhard really means what he’s saying. It isn’t something I am accustomed my own country, in general, caring two hoots about. It is short enough pages to be read in one or two sittings.

Review of Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador by Horacio Castellanos Moya – The Journal

Moya has fallen into the Bernhard trap and hhomas a work with all the repetition and vehemence of a Bernhard work without the essential qualities, so, a rant, an outrageous rant, an insulting outrageous rant, without paragraphs, but not really Bernhardian and, in this case, bare Novelists should as much as possible avoid reading Thomas Bernhard.


And to be fair I will even mention myself and the character of Ponzil in Shorter Prose I published only recently.

View all 3 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And you’ll likely be grateful that it’s over when it is, you know, with the calcified Semen on berrnhard floors and the urine and the vomit and the character referred to as “El Negroid” and all.

This is a sum he estimates to amount to some forty-five thousand dollars and so not to be sniffed at.

The book is also indeed a bitter critique of El Salvador, where the author Castellanos Moya is from, and its culture.

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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.

The plot, such as it is, is meant to take place between 5 and 7 p. To ask other readers questions about El ascoplease sign up. I have read the reasoning and explanation provided by Lee Klein who has transcribed his well-worded English translation of Moya’s book and has so far not found a publisher to make it available to readers savador our own language.