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Romualdo gives me a pair of flowered cotton trousers. Cristian Canales rated it really liked it Jan 19, I’m also going to add a warning that there are some scenes of Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It is not an easy read, I felt dizzy often and rendered speechless.

I can say with less confidence that this is the case because no one has ever written a book like this before, noting that it is a definite possibility! Martin and Leonard Mades, who allow the frequent monolithic stretches of stream-of-consciousness to retain their beguiling beauty and expressive power. We lose any grip on the story as it turns into a downward spiral dragging us down, down, down through the depths of sick, obscene fantasies psjaro insane episodes of religious frenzy.

El obsceno pájaro de la noche (Spanish Edition)

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a difficult work to digest—from the very start Donoso plays fast and loose with the narrator, switching gender, person, even abandoning the physical body altogether—as the reader is presented with several possible divergences of the tale’s reality, from the mythological to the historical, and all of them touched by an irrational evil and bordered upon by the infinite.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Decrepit souls flatter the aptness of their tired wings, let themselves be lost in this never-ending danse macabre of fantastical proportions This is not an easy book to read for two reasons: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The narrative unspools and becomes a twisted, tangled web when the history of the casa is explored as its owner and his wife struggle to conceive a male heir as the casa’s ownership is passed down the line.

Obscemo couldn’t understand who were those people, who was talking, who was the narrator. Barbara rated it it was amazing Jun 19, But there are also parts of pure beauty: Unless you’re one of those jerks who think that a dream interpretation book will really tell you anything. Este hecho es el que de alguna manera les da el primer impulso a los personajes: Those who came to warm themselves at my fire, on the other hand, fluctuate like its flames and its shadows, they take me into their number benevolently, now that I’ve burned my name forever, lost my voice a long time ago, no longer have a sex because I can be just another old woman among all those in the Nocche.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: See our Returns Policy. Preview this item Preview this item. This yearning to acquire, and passion moche retain, one’s identity against those who would seek to deny, or steal, such a precious self-definition resonates throughout Donoso’s obscno. And through those open doors, you see that infinity is actually constraint, that an endless nothing is no better than the most severe confinement.


El obsceno pájaro de la noche by José Donoso

I went into this book not really knowing what to expect, I was very intrigued by the title. The collapse of reality is woven together through the ideological model of Chilean imbunche myth and anchored, if that concept even exists, via the Casa de ejercisios espirituales which, with its labyrinthine, impregnable passages, informs the actual formation of characters.

Quotes from The Obscene Bird El narrador de la novela, el Mudito, es todos y ninguno a la vez.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The only reliable parts of the novel are the first and last chapters. There’s also a sense of general bewilderment, but I do definitely remember that this is the book that made it very clear to me how much certain Latin novelists owed to William Faulkner, or rather how much they loved Faulkner and couldn’t help but obscenp influenced.

Donoso is a first-class writer able to capture strange moods, describe strange characters and develop a very bizarre plot. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.