Revulsion

Revulsion : Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador

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An expatriate professor, Vega, returns from exile in Canada to El Salvador for his mother’s funeral. A sensitive idealist and an aggrieved motor mouth, he sits at a bar with the author, Castellanos Moya, from five to seven in the evening, telling his tale and ranting against everything his country has to offer. Written in a single paragraph and alive with a fury as astringent as the wrath of Thomas Bernhard, Revulsion was first published in 1997 and earned its author death threats. Roberto Bolano called Revulsion Castellanos Moya’s darkest book and perhaps his best: “A parody of certain works by Bernhard and the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud.”
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 10mm | 110g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811225399
  • 9780811225397
  • 445,674

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A scathing, electric, brief novel, an unrelenting diatribe taking aim at everything... Castellanos Moya masterfully lays out the entrails of a country gutted by corruption and war.
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