After my mother died an unwise act that at the time seemed rrelevant to them because they were both sure that I wouldn t return to the country even f my mother was dead but neither of them knew about the clause n the will that my mother had given to the notary neither was aware that my mother had let me know already that Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) if I weren t present at the funeral ceremonies she wouldn t leave me any part of the Miramonte house they both already believed they owned the Miramonte house said VegaMoya also at the funeral meet Vega at his reuest largelyt seems so he has a listener for his diatribe at a jazz bar the euivalent of the Viennese coffee shop and within the first two sentences Vega has dismissed the national beverage Glad you could come Moya I had my doubts that you would come so many people n this city don t like this place so many people don t like this place at all Moya which s why I wasn t sure you d come said Vega I love coming here toward the end of the afternoon sitting out here on the patio sipping a couple of whiskeys listening to the music I ask Tol n to put on said Vega I don t sit at the bar over there nside t s hot at the bar very hot over there nside the patio s better with a drink and the jazz Tol n puts on It s the only place where I feel at peace n this country the only decent place the other bars are filthy abominable filled with guys who drink beer till they burst I can t understand t Moya I can t understand how they so eagerly drink such nasty beer ntended for animals said Vega Time Capsule it s only good fornducing diarrhea what they drink here and what s worse Hot Under the Collar is they re proud to drink this nasty beer they re capable of killing youf you tell them the beer they drink Horses is nasty putrid water butt s not beer Moya nowhere Goblin King in the world would this seriously be considered beer you knowt as well as I do The Luthier's Apprentice it s a revolting liuid but still they drinkt with Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California ignorant passion said Vega they are so passionate about theirgnorance Moya they drink this nastiness with pride even with a sort of national pride they re proud thinking that they drink the best beer n the world they think El Salvador s Pilsener s the best beer Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in the world not swill only good fornducing diarrhea as any healthy person would think nstead they say t s the best beer Schlechter Sex 2 in the world thiss the primary and principal characteristic of New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre ignorance to consider your very own swamp water the best beern the world f you call t anything other than that f you deride their swamp water their nasty diarrhea nducing swill they re capable of killing you said VegaHe s no greater fan of the national dish this rant triggered by his brother having assumed he d be nostalgic and keen to eat Sword and Sorceress 24 it Only hunger and congenital stupidity can explain why human beings here eat something as repugnant as pupusas with such relish only hunger andgnorance explain why these people consider pupusas the national dish Moya listen to me closely never let t occur to you to criticize pupusas never let t occur to you to say they re dealing with a repugnant and harmful food they ll kill you Moya keep n mind the tens of thousands of Salvadorans living n the United States always dreaming about their repugnant pupusas so ardently desiring their diarrhea The Riptide Ultra-Glide inducing pupusas that now there exist pupuseria chainsn Los Angeles said Vega never forget that five million Salvadorans still Die Sanduhr in El Salvador religiously eat their plate of repugnant pupusas on Sunday afternoons those fatty tortillas stuffed with chicharr n this nasty greasy homecooked meal they serve like the host on Vespers communionAnd while criticising the country s culture Vega getsn a couple of cheeky digs at Moya himself It s truly revolting said Vega this country where there are no artists only simulators where the only creators
are half assed Mardi Gras imitatorsBut the truths Moya beyond this cultural misery since I feel affection for you half assed Ghetto imitatorsBut the truths Moya beyond this cultural misery since I feel affection for you ll tell you what you should value f you really want to be a writer f you really have talent the will and the discipline reuired to create a work of art I say this to you seriously Moya with your famished little stories you re not going to go anywhere t s not possible at your age to continue publishing your famished little stories that go absolutely unnoticed that no one knows or reads your famished little stories don t exist Moya only for your neighborhood friendsAnd as he explains n his afterword El asco Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador actually had the effect of making Moya noticed and the recipient of death threatsIf the reader That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon isn tn on the joke the author really dials up the disgust both Vega s and the reader s towards the end with a description of Vega s farcical trip to El Salvador with a plane full of his ex compatriots and a visceral and sordid description of a trip to a brothelAnd there s a nice end which I will enclose n spoiler alertsview spoiler Because this I haven t told you Moya I didn t just change my nationality I changed my name said Vega I m not called Edgardo Vega there Moya an otherwise horrible name that only evokes for me the execrable neighborhood La Vega where they assaulted me when I was an adolescent an old neighborhood that might not even still exist My name s Thomas Bernhard Moya said Vega Ghost Stories of Washington it s a name I took from an Austrian writer I admire and who surely neither you nor the other simulatorsn this American Espionage and the Soviet Target infamous place would recognize hide spoiler Mr Lee Klein translator channelling Horacio channelling Bernhard turnsn an acute and perfect translation of Horacio s acute and perfect novella An encounter with an enraged art professor Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis in San Salvador repulsed at his homelandts nhabitants ts lack of culture ts homes containing members of his family leads to an
score settling culminating n a piece of slaps thanks to their work some writers earn money others obtain fame and some writers only make enemiesFinally I have some time to write a brief review Horacio Castellanos Moya wrote Revulsion as an exercise The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives in style Hemitated Thomas Bernhard s cadence and repetition to demolish El Salvador just as Bernhard used to demolish Salzburg and Austrian society But El Salvador Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case is not Austria because they re hypocrites Moya and they re capable of killing youf you criticize their revolting Pilsener their revolting pupusas their revolting San Salvador their revolting country they re capable of killing you without blinking an eye and yet they re absolutely not Die vier Jahreszeiten interestedn anything other than destroying their city and their country with Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană infectious enthusiasmWell well Portugals uite far away from El Salvador s violence and corruption but man do I know some people like that many people Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 in fact A funny clever and entertaining short novel the scenen the brothel s pure black humor filled with the violence and horror from Salvadoran society Humor s still one of the best The Huguenot Sword if not the best way to deal with the horror and absurdities of life It s a pity some people simply lack any sense of humor But as Walser said You can t confront your own country withmpunityA must read short novel But please do avoid Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form itf you don t have a sense of humor or In the Shadow of Empires if you don t enjoy Bernhard s styl. Orma categórica hasta el punto dedentificarse con Thomas BernhardPara Castellanos Moya escribir El asco fue una «descarga Una descarga de frustración» después de ue finalizada la guerra civil viera desbaratados los proyectos en los ue se embarcó para lograr una transición democrática ue lograra transformar la sociedad salvadoreña.hilarious score settling
Horacio Castellanos Moya É 9 charactersAs I was reading I wasn t sure f I liked The 101 Dalmatians it or not I m not familiar with Thomas Bernhard s works so I wasn t familiar with the style that Moya wasmitating From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America in his riff rip of life people politics about everything elsen El Salvador The entire novella The Story of the Orchestra is one long paragraph often punctuated by commas reads as a breathless stream of consciousness rantBut now that I ve spent a little time reading about this book learning about Thomas Bernhard s writing style mulling over the book as well as the fact that the author received death threats after publishingt I am finding Only Say the Word it uite a brilliant pieceWhen I first read that Moya received death threats I thoughtt seemed kind of silly based on the rant y content not something to take so seriously surely But the I think about Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge it I can see how this book the threatsssuing therewith being exactly the point And f an American writer were to do the same type of book for here n a similar style I m guessing that sadly some reactions toward violence might be the same you d have to be crazy definitively like yourself moya to believe that you can change anything n this country to believe t s worth Talking Cures and Placebo Effects it to believe that the people arenterested n changing anything said vega not even eleven years of civil war served to alter anything eleven years of slaughter and the same rich people remain the same politicians the same fucked plebes the same mbecility permeating everything writing at his most caustic acerbic best castellanos moya s revulsion thomas bernhard The Bewitched Wolf in san salvador el asco thomas bernhard en san salvadors an unrelenting polemical screed against el salvador one which led the author s mother to receive phone calls threatening his murder an An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna imitation novel writtenn the style of austrian author thomas bernhard who composed a similar text condemning salzburg revulsion was composed with the pleasure of diatribe and darknessset over two hours Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries in a salvadoran bar edgardo vega a montreal based art history professor returning to his native land to settle the affairs of his late mother after an 18 year absence from the country unleashes a torrent of biting and reproachful commentary to moya a former friendacuaintance from his school days long past berating el salvadorts politicians culture cuisine universities newspapers soccer and even his own brother sister Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) in law and nephews vega smplacable disgust at all things salvadoran oozes out Last Chance Hero in a venomous vitriolic effusionwritten as a single paragraph castellanos moya s 1997 novels as rich Officer Buckle and Gloria in black mordant humor as either senselessness or the she deviln the mirror were Antolog�a Patri�tica in their paranoia and manian between parentheses bola o writes admiringly of castellanos moya whose books he was recommended by both rey rosa and villoro and with whom he later kept up an Political Theory: An Introduction irregular and melancholy correspondence opining about revulsion thus herein lies one of the book s many virtues nationalists can t abidet Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes its acid humor like a buster keaton movie or a time bomb threatens the hormonal stability of thediots who upon reading What Is Madness? it feel anrresistible urge to string the author upon This Pagan Heaven in the town suare truly know of no greater honor for a real writerin the author s note that concludes the book castellanos moya notes with revulsion a fact was reconfirmed thanks to their work some writers earn money others obtain fame and some writers only make enemies like a stigma the little Paladin's Redemption imitation novel andts aftermath pursue me best read n a single sitting to ndulge the ranting Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) invectiven all of ts uninterrupted and visceral glory revulsion s at once literary homage politicalcultural harangue exemplification of storytelling s Dreamsnake inherent power and a damn fine entertaining novel castellanos moya s fiction never ever well suited for thosen need of enlivening hums with frenetic energy a foreboding
both jarring ruthless Dark Water: A Siren Novel it s truly revolting moya the only thing feel Muse is a tremendous revulsion ve never seen such a bottom dwelling race so fawning so happy to whore themselves out to soldiers Silence i ve never seen anyone so possessed and criminal with all the vocation of an assassint s truly revolting translated from the spanish by lee klein penheim translation fund grant recipient for this work and south philly based writer CONGRATULATIONS to gr er and Friend Lee Klein for winning a PENHeim Translation Fund grant for his trans of Revulsion Thomas Bernhard Dr. Koto Vol. 9 in San Salvador by Horacio Castellanos Moya I never could accept that of the hundreds of countries where I might have been born I was bornn the worst country of all the stupidest the most criminal which Sworn Sword: A Free Preview is why I went to Montreal well before the war began notn search of better economic conditions but because I never accepted the macabre twist of fate of being born herehttpwwwpenorgblogannouncing 20 See Lee s review Translated this James Wood ncluded t on his list of four favorites for 2016 I ve not read BernhardI read this during the course of a day when well yep BalmI m grFriends with the Translator He s great He even sent me this copy gratis which I just think Lanalphabète qui savait compter is a generous thing to do This little books greatIf I may so boast I anticipated a comment the author related Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century in his afterword about what others had said namely every damn countrycity needsts BernhardEver walk nto a house without books That household needs to be Bernhardized The author received death threats on account of this bookLove your country You re not paying attention Only certain AA parts of Infinite Jest and also the Israel parts of How Should A Person Be make me feel this bad I think of that as CONGRATULATIONS to goodreader friend Lee Klein for winning a PENHeim Translation Funddin both jarring
grant for his trans of Revulsion Thomas Bernhard n San Salvador byfor his trans of Revulsion Thomas Bernhard Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective in San Salvador by Castellanos Moya Lee allowed me the opportunity to read this work before he found a publisher fort I am so glad he did Revulsion Thomas Bernhard Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues in San Salvadorby Horacio Castellanos Moyatranslated by Lee KleinA short book and one thats specifically one sided An ncessant rant by a character named Edgardo Vega directed to I suppose anybody who might be listening but n this case even pointedly at the character Moya himself as receptor It Cabal is also the author Moya whos relating this tale though the words come all from the mouth of VegaEarly on I was a bit distracted by the obvious attempt at a Bernhardian rant but I continued on with my reading Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII in the spirit of some of my own vitriol and those of others I have known who have lett all out and used me as their sounding board Thomas Bernhard certainly wasn t the first person to ever behave this way n person but perhaps he was the first we serious readers had noticed doing so on the page I continued on with my reading of Revulsion because I have known several nflicted people like this who would not have a clue who Bernhard Young Junius is and would most likely care lessf they did These people for the most part do not read and are not nterested n anything but the made for TV film version to make Tales From Greenfuzz 3 its way on to their cable network In the end whats Ambush important to mes what the rant Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum is dealing with from which the complaint derivest substance from and Milk Teeth: Poems if the rant. Edgardo Vega tras dieciocho años de exilio voluntario en Canadá se ve obligado a regresar a El Salvador para acudir al entierro de su madre Ya el viaje «una espeluznante travesía» se le hacensoportable sus compatriotas le resultan repulsivos y provocan en él un estado de ansiedad ue no le abandonará hasta ue se marche Todo esto se. Can sustain tself and keep me nterested Obviously this rant did or I would not be writing about Ein Paradies aus Nichts it I have a mentor whos extremely judgmental said to be tyrannical even and refuses to read translations of any stripe The The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry ironyn his rigid stance here Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution is that he says to all he teaches to that he loves the work of Gilles Deleuze and Thomas Bernhard just to name two and both of these writers are not of the same English speakinglk that he On The Fence is The work of both of these writers has been translated one from the French and the other from the German and I know for a fact my famous friend knows no other language than his own So when I express to him my delightn 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 Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) is notnterested and refuses to even take a look at them Or f I were to nform him that a certain someone such as Moya has written an amazing book such as Senselessness that brings to mind the rantings of a lunatic not heard of since Bernhard made his mark on him he would say without a doubt Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation in my mind that these types of rantings on the page are best left to the Bernhard master of them all and for others to do something unforgettable on their own of merit and to uit copying what others have done before them The problem for me with this statements that the fiction of my own good friend Highschool of the Dead, Band 2 is often compared to Bernhard and whose words are constantly reminded of the great Austrian especiallyn his sometimes uniuely personal and Rick Stein’s Secret France intensely crazy rantings of his own The way I look at all this discussion above of who did what andf Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath its meritorious or not comes down to simply whether or not The Legend of the Jersey Devil it hasts own voice and Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation if the subjects Tactics Illustration Works Kinoshita Sakura x Higashiyama Kazuko interesting When I read Thomas Bernhard I hear his voice and what he speaks ofs Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness instructive and tantalizing When Max Sebald reveals his disdain for something or other I hear his particular voice and find his arguments and complaints uite captivating as well Same goes for Gordon Lish Samuel Beckett and now even Horacio Castellanos Moya And to be fair I will even mention myself and the character of Ponziln Shorter Prose I published only recently What I do not understand however Der Beobachter is why this novel Revulsion has not been publishedn our English language yet 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 An Egyptian Satire About a Condemned Building it available to readers of our own language Its striking to me to note that Bernhard was beloved by his own country and many prizes were bestowed on him which Bernhard also used against them Perhaps the greatest difference between the writers mentioned above and the writer Moya Barack Obama For Beginners, Updated Edition: An Essential Guide is thatn this particular story there wasn t anything mentioned of worth beholden to his country Not only did Vega hate the people he hated the geography and the weather It Drôle De Mariage is possible theres far too much truth From Dare to Due Date in Vega s words and Moya s countrymen simply do not appreciatet But why the great powers of North America care about putting a bad light on El Salvador s beyond me It sn t something I am accustomed my own country Hold Me Again in general caring two hoots about All of us at times might have a moment for expressing our rants But the onuss on the ranter to make our tirades Nomad interesting and well writtenf they are to be actually published n a book The voice must be our own But come on here ranting s ranting Crazy talk Heaven Can Wait is crazy talk I confess that voicing my own hatred and vitriol at times feels rather good and freeing ands something I also like to read of others doing n order to assuage or rid myself of my own personal misanthropic feelings for in order to assuage or rid myself of my own personal misanthropic feelings for fellow countrymen and certain obstacles n my path Rattlesnake Rock in realizing mynnermost desires Just because Thomas Bernhard has performed his rantings on the page Manhattan Muffdiver in the most gifted of literary forms not a good enough reason for other writers to not speak their own mind or express what their bodies are provoking Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness in these uivering and twitching mannerismsncessantly nvading them It s a breath of fresh air for me though I am positive there are examples of this style that are purely unacceptable and I am also sure there Black Knight Squadron: Book 1: Foundations is enough poor work I would absolutely detest and scornf given the opportunity to read Tennessee in turmoil: Politics in the Volunteer State, 1920-1932 it But not this one This book was good 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 and terminally unhappy narrator Thank you Lee Klein It s revolting Moya there s nothing that produces revulsionn me than soldiers as such I ve suffered revulsion for fifteen days The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe it s the only thing this country producesn me Moya revulsion a terrible horrible dreadful revulsion that everyone wants to be like soldiers to be a solider s the best thing they can magine t s enough to make you vomitRevulsion Thomas Bernhard n San Salvador was translated by Lee Klein Asphaltsommer in 2016 from Horacio Castellanos Moya s 1997 original El asco Thomas Bernhard en San SalvadorKleinntroduces the book and how he came to translate Far from the Place We Called Home it here This littlemitation novel as the author calls When the Circus Came to Town itn an afterword added at the time of the English language edition Der verpasste Mann isndeed a short 80 page and explicit The Korean Intercept imitation of a Thomas Bernhard novel Bernhards an author of only one voice although channeled through different characters a voice that s very potent and powerful a voice that became a style a sticky style to whoever has a good ear because you re dealing with a prose that s constructed musically from the principles of the fugue Now I understand that with Revulsion what I did was try to rid myself of that style that was Hernando de Soto infecting mefrom an archivednterview with
THE AUTHOR HERE THE REVULSION ISauthor Here the revulsion Tales from the Kathasaritsagara is not at Vienna and Austria but at San Salvador and El Salvador The novels narrated by Moya essentially the author But Pokemon: Essential Handbook it entirely consists of the reported speech or rather reported single paragraph diatribe of Edgardo Vega a professor of art history and an exile from El Salvador a contrast to the Bernhardian characters who stay as Bernhard himself as nestbeshmutzern the country they profess to despise Moya has lived Slave to Dawn, Master to the Twilight in Canada for 18 years and not returned oncen that time and has now taken Canadian nationality but unlike many other exiles from the country I ran from neither war nor poverty I didn t flee for the sake of politics I simply left because I never accepted the Making Life Rich Without Any Money: Finding Joy in What Really Matters idiocy of being Salvadoran MoyaBut he was forced 15 days earlier to return to the country after his mother s death to attend her funeral not out of any familial love but rather to avoid losing hisnheritance to his brother I m completely sure Moya that Ansatze Zu Einer Pragmatischen Sprachgeschichte: Zurcher Kolloquium 1978 if my brother Ivo had read the will by himself the moment my mother died he wouldn t have alerted me I m entirely sure he would havenvented something to keep me from coming here to claim my part of the Turbulente Zeiten inheritance to get me to not fulfill the clause my motherncluded n her will But Clara Ivo s wife unwisely called me minutes. Lo cuenta de manera torrencial a Moya antiguo compañero de colegio con uien ueda durante su estancia para tomar unas copas y el cual reproducirá posteriormente el salvaje monólogo de Vega El Salvador le resulta a Vega despreciable arremete contra todo Iglesia educación política y políticos su propia familia y vomita sus críticas de .