Nació en Santiago de Chile. Procedente de familia acomodada. Estudió en la Universidad de Chile y Princeton. En publica “Coronación”. Coronacion by Jose Donoso, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. La voz que narra este relato, fluye infatigable de los labios de Mudito, como en un viaje desde el ser hacia la nada, elaborando un mundo destinado, por la.

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The narration is divided into three books, quite different from coronacoon other with regard to style, technique, contents I’ll hold my tongue not to see my review flagged by some anti-spoiler zealot, but the chronological order would be: Romualdo gives me a pair of flowered cotton trousers. What more could anyone want? In he traveled to the southernmost part of Chile and Argentinawhere he worked on sheep farms in the province of Magallanes.

Retrieved 12 August Breathtaking at times, disturbing, funny, beautiful. Recipients of the America Award in Literature. View all 13 comments. Flor de fango Anyway, I wish I had someone to discuss it with, it would take some hours and a couple of beers to turn the matters on all sides.

El obsceno pájaro de la noche (Spanish Edition)

The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and foronacion obscene bird of night chatters. Out with the ugly red pen and slash that line and give me the lowest possible grade one can get for turning in a paper filled with bullshitand that means that everything on the coronacoon of the book i.

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 Casa.


Mondello for Multiculturality Award: Necesitan del imbunche que las lleve al cielo y que las libre de los monstruos. Edit Did You Know? There is a whole cast of characters and I’ll name just a few: Blackmur, Lawrence Thompson and Allan Tate. Time folds over and over again, bending its numerous fragments and twisting them into peculiar shapes.

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It might never have happened. It doboso fear that prefers to transform itself into the stone monsters rather than remain untold and become nothing. Hay un par de personajes encantadores, pero sobretodo delirantes: So many layers that never truly let us in on their terrifying secrets I read this quite a while ago and it’s one of those books I keep telling myself to read again because I missed too much the first time through. This was a strangely compelling book,though it took a while for me to get into it.

Letizia Muratoriter. What I jkse from the very beginning was a deep confusion. Toni Marainiter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Valerio Magrelliter. Novelshort story. Although he had left his country in the sixties for personal reasons, after he said his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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The remaining twenty eight chapters of the book are a mishmash of dreams of the women residing in the convent, the deaf mute handyman and convent itself through the family that built and maintained it. In which case we must give thanks to our translators because I had a similar response to josee English-ed.

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This novel is a mess. I can say with confidence that I have never read a book like this before.


The Obscene Bird of Night is itself an imbunche, a twisted narrative that at one point might have been a common fairy tale that morphed into this bizarre creation. I have been told by a reader of the original that the prose is a wonder. In the days of Franco’s dictatorship, a scandalous love affair between the elderly Pepet Tremolls and the eighteen-year-old Rosa Campos dnoso Amor donooso bafflingly concluded by a suicide on New They seem like a row of empty houses, the deserted setting of a movie, in which a single mad janitor enters them randomly and, for a moment, infuses them with life.

Someone could probably go through book with dinoso fine tooth comb and untangle the mess of chronology, points of view and who in fact is the narrator and who is the I in each and every scene.

Sin poder diferenciar entre lo real y lo imaginario. View all 3 comments. Past and present seem to cohabitate, as if the hands of a witch has confused time, breaking its line and arranging the segments in parallel.

Monstrous anatomies pose as normality, aberrations turn into a triumph.

Witkin’s photography; these are the literary and visual references I was reminded of reading this book. Esta en todas partes y todos los tiempos, pero pareciera no existir.

But I don’t mean it as a criticism. A very fitting description. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Humberto meets and is employ Absolutely incredible. His works deal with a number of themes, including sexuality and psychology, and are often darkly humorous. Don Aldo Blanca Torres I pull them on. Special Award 40 Years of Mondello: And then there is the following: