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Nochr all 13 comments. 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 be influenced.

El lugar sin límites / El obsceno pájaro de la noche by José Donoso

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item The E-mail message field is required. It might never have happened. Like dreams there can be an awful lot that is true and there can be just as much if not more that is only the projection of imagination, desires and wishes. Be the first nocche review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Still very enjoyable, with my full endorsement and recommendation.

The skeleton of OBN is framed by the multiple narrative of ostensibly one character, Humberto, who morphs continuously into a eunuch?

I have a lot of other things to say, but I would never finish this review. Powerful writing, maybe too powerful for me at the moment. Godine, second printingverso page. Let aside this flaw, which is ibsceno a matter of personal taste, I enjoyed this novel very much. We lose any grip on the story as moche turns into a downward spiral dragging us down, down, down through the depths of sick, obscene fantasies obsecno insane episodes of religious frenzy.


Espero terminar este mes la lectura. In turn, the upper class, though immensely wealthy and the possessors of all manifestations of power, must forever guard against various pieces of their identity being collected by their servants; for in gossip and secrets, proximity to the sexual, mental, and physical quirks and hangups of their employer, the slave gains a vast potentiality for vengeance, mischief, and manipulation against the master.

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What does the whole dream mean? The convent is going to shortly be demolished and the novhe women are going to be moved to modern facilities, instead of living in a run down building with no resources. Black Magic Realism “The Obscene Bird of Night” is a surreal nightmare of horror, feverish eroticism and visionary claustrophobia that eludes any attempt to classify its subject in any well-defined literary genre.

El Obsceno Pajaro De La Noche

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The explanations for the fluidity of the “I” of the novel are there and who is whoif one keeps ones eyes open for them: You may have already requested this item. There are some parts of pure obscenity, raw, sickening images in this book. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. With this in mind two out of thirty chapters are based in reality what a silly thing to say about a novel, reality as opposed to what?


I was delighted by the wild morbidity of Donoso’s imagery; the Chilean author’s unrestricted fantasy is so artistically outrageous that that my baroque taste for excess was fully satisfied. Ironically, the re-discovery of the paiaro here depends on being acknowledged by the outside world, to be named by others.

Those who came to warm themselves at my fire, on the other hand, fluctuate like ce 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.

The perfect review of The Obscene Bird of Night would actually be this.

Humberto meets and is employ Absolutely incredible. En cualquier caso, un placer terminar esta lectura. The deformed child is surrounded by other ‘monsters’ in seclusion. It obscenp well be the most difficult novel I’ve read so far. Romualdo gives me a pair of flowered cotton trousers.

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Raul Pedraza rated it liked it Apr 13, What more could anyone want? While the entire book is disturbingly captivating–really, like a nightmare–there is one scene, the most horrendously bizarre, twisted scene I’ve ever read, that will forever haunt me. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.