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Open Preview See a Problem? I have been told by a reader of the original that nochw prose is a wonder. Derek warned me that this, his Best Book of the Year, was also the most disturbing read of the year.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Lists with This Book. He is also considered an innovative stylist. Beauty and ugliness, after all, are not aesthetic absolutes, but rather abstractions that can only be judged against something else; and pajarp a community of the malformed and disfigured, one who is physically perfect will be deemed a monster.

Toda la historia se relata desde lo grotesco y lo oscuro. He is also considered an innovative stylist. A pesar de lo experimental en su forma de relatar, en los temas que trata, el argumento y la trama, el libro se disfruta de principio a fin.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In its physical manifestation it is a grotesquely disfigured being that has been sutured, tied, bound and wrapped from birth. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Anxl rated it did not like it Apr 09, The narrative unspools and becomes a twisted, tangled web when the hi This is a hidden masterpiece, equal parts pqjaro, magical realism and myth building and breaking. Afterhe claimed his exile was a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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There are so many mind-blowing details in The Obscene Bird of Night that I almost tend to forget the bad parts because they were, too. 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.


Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Ultimately the novel postulates and explores an existential paradox: His works deal with a obscdno of themes, including sexuality and psychology, and are often darkly humorous.

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Don’t have an account? Humberto meets and is employ Absolutely incredible. 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.

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I would also advise the reader to not read this book while eating. It starts with the basic narrative of a house of worship owned by an aristocratic family that’s seen better days, now a home of a handful of nuns and a small population of old women servants and orphans, and our deaf-mute narrator who serves as kind of a caretaker.

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