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Castellanos Moya, Horacio 1957-

Works: 82 works in 398 publications in 14 languages and 4,726 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  History  Novels  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Creator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ7539.2.C34, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Horacio Castellanos Moya
Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An alcoholic, atheist, sex-obsessed writer finds himself employed by the Catholic Church (an institution he loathes) to edit the testimonies of the survivors of slaughtered Indian villages. The writer's job is to tidy up the 1,100 page report: "that was what my work was all about, cleaning up and giving a manicure to the Catholic hands that were piously getting ready to squeeze the balls of the military tiger." Mesmerized by the eerie poetry of the Indians' phrases, the increasingly agitated and frightened writer is endangered twice over: by the spell exerted over his somewhat tenuous sanity by the strangely beautiful heart-rending voices, and by real danger. The Church is hunting the military, but the military is still in charge of the country, and our booze-soaked writer is soon among the hunted - or is he paranoid? Or is he paranoid and one of the hunted?"--Jacket
The dream of my return by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinking way too much and breaking up with his wife, an exiled journalist in Mexico City dreams of returning home to El Salvador. When he decides to treat his liver pain with hypnosis, his few impulse-control mechanisms rapidly dissolve. Hair-brained schemes, half-mad arguments, unraveling murder plots, hysterical rants: everything escalates. But is his plan a dream or a nightmare?
Tyrant memory by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor, this saga refracts through one family's struggles a whole country's nightmare. The tyrant of the book is the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, known as the Warlock, who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. An attempted coup in April of 1944 failed, but a general strike in May finally forced him out of office. The book takes place during that tumultuous month between the coup and the strike. With her husband a political prisoner and her son fleeing for his life, wealthy Haydée Aragon takes matters into her own hands. Events ricochet from one near-disaster to the next.--Publisher's description
Dance with snakes by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As El Salvador returns to peace after more than a decade of civil war, Eduardo Sosa, an unemployed sociologist, becomes fascinated by a homeless man who lives in a beat-up yellow Chevrolet parked across the street from his sister's apartment. An unexpected turn of events causes Sosa to assume the other man's identity. When he becomes the driver of the mysterious yellow Chevrolet, Sosa discovers that it is home to four poisonous snakes. With the snakes as accomplices, Sosa unleashes a reign of terror on the city of San Salvador. Dance With Snakes is a macabre high-speed romp, in which violence and comedy become almost indistinguishable. The non-stop action raises provocative questions about social exclusion and the role of the media, but this novel by the author of the acclaimed Senselessness also evokes the tenderness of relations among those on society's margins. --Quatrième de couverture
Revulsion : Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
El arma en el hombre by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'assassin d'Olga Maria, démobilisé après la signature des accords de paix signés entre la guérilla et le gouvernement d'une nation d'Amérique centrale, réintègre la vie civile avec en poche trois fusils, huit grenades, un neuf millimètres et l'équivalent de trois mois de salaire. Ne sachant que se battre, il rejoint des commandos spécialisés dans le cadre d'une transition politique délicate
La sirvienta y el luchador by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Vikingo, un viejo boxeador que quiere demostrar a sus superiores en la policia que sigue siendo un tipo duro capaz de cumplir todos los encargos, sale con otros companeros con la mision de llevar a los calabozos del Palacio Negro a unos jovenes sospechosos. Al dia siguiente, una criada, Maria Elena, acude a servir por primera vez a casa del nieto recien casado de su antiguo patron, y se encuentra con que no hay nadie para recibirla. Tras preguntar a los vecinos y recibir llamadas cada vez mas alarmadas de la familia, Maria Elena intuye que la desaparicion de Albertico y Brita encubre algo muy grave. Necesita echar mano de un viejo conocido suyo en la policia, del que recuerda que trabajo para su patron y que la habia cortejado a ella. En sus inocentes pesquisas, Maria Elena presencia salvajes detenciones y es testigo de los altercados de grupos subversivos, entre cuyos encapuchados reconoce fugazmente a alguien familiar. Su preocupacion se tornara angustia en cuanto se pregunte tambien por el paradero de su hija y su nieto
The she-devil in the mirror by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Rivera can't believe what has happened. Her best friend has been killed in cold blood in her own living room! Nobody knows who pulled the trigger or who might have masterminded the murder, but Laura - an upper-crust young woman used to getting her own way - will not rest easy until she finds out. Laura's dizzying, delirious, hilarious, and blood-curdling monologue carries the reader on a rough-and-tumble ride through the chaos of post-civil war San Salvador." "A detective story of pulse-quickening suspense, The She-Devil in the Mirror is also a sober reminder that justice and truth are more often than not illusory. Castellanos Moya's relentless, obsessive narrator - female, rich, paranoid, wonderfully perceptive and, in the end, fabulously unreliable - paints with frivolous profundity a society in a state of collapse. As her anger and panic grow, Laura talks faster and faster: she sends the story screeching around corners, her voice leaving black tire marks along the way. Nothing can stop her as she rattles on and on about her disbelief and horror at the evils all around her - but who's that in the mirror?"--Jacket
Donde no estén ustedes by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doù est venu le coup de grâce qui a achevé Alberto Aragón? Pourquoi lex-ambassadeur salvadorien a-t-il fui son pays un matin de juin 1994 pour aller ségarer dans le labyrinthe de Mexico, vivre ses derniers jours, rongé par lalcool et abandonné de tous?
Desmoronamiento by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Football War, a woman, who is the daughter of a Honduran political leader, marries a Salvadorian communist, and despite her mother's pleas, refuses to return home--even after the death of her husband
La diabla en el espejo by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une mère de famille, Olga Maria, est assassinée à San Salvador d'une balle dans la tête dans sa propre maison. Le tueur est arrêté. Mais Laura Rivera, meilleure amie de la victime et narratrice, découvre avec surprise la vie secrète de son amie. Le jour où l'assassin s'évade de prison, elle voit le piège se refermer sur elle
Moronga by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"José Zeledón, hombre silencioso y huraño, vive atormentado por su violento pasado. Tras huir de El Salvador con una nueva identidad después de la guerra civil, ha logrado pasar desapercibido durante años en Estados Unidos. Ahora debe dejar atrás Texas y empezar de nuevo en Wisconsin, donde un antiguo compañero de la guerrilla le ha conseguido una habitación amueblada en la ciudad universitaria de Merlow City y un trabajo de conductor de autobús escolar. Su anodina nueva vida se verá alterada al descubrir que otro compatriota salvadoreño, el experiodista Erasmo Aragón, ejerce como profesor en el Merlow College mientras busca esclarecer la muerte del poeta revolucionario Roque Dalton."
Con la congoja de la pasada tormenta : casi todos los cuentos by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pr?fugos que huyen con el miedo como compa?ero inseparable de su exilio, desarraigados que han sido testigos de una violencia que les trastorna la vida, inadaptados irremediables, as? son los protagonistas de los cuentos de Con la congoja de la pasada tormenta . Some stories are born from the experience of war, others in exile, in many cases of difficult human relationships. Algunos relatos nacen de la experiencia de la guerra, otros del destierro, en muchos casos de las dif?ciles relaciones humanas. But they all loneliness, grief, acute or diffuse, the dominant feeling. Pero todos tienen en la soledad, en la congoja, aguda o difusa, su sentimiento dominante. Like the protagonist of "The Well in the chest", you need to go to the hotel bar looking for Ema, or that of "Sprains" doomed to suicide. Como el protagonista de "El pozo en el pecho", que necesita ir al bar del hotel en busca de Ema; o el de "Torceduras", abocado al suicidio. "Exile is a proper office melancholic type", it says in "Variations on the murder of Francisco Olmedo," and that sadness is felt by the narrator of "fugitive profile" during his last night in Toronto. "El destierro es un oficio propio de tipos melanc?licos", se dice en "Variaciones sobre el asesinato de Francisco Olmedo", y esa melancol?a es la que siente el narrador de "Perfil pr?fugo" durante su?ltima noche en Toronto. Brothels, alcohol, or records are required fleeting balm requiring double life. Los prost?bulos, el alcohol, son b?lsamos fugaces o expedientes necesarios que obligan a la doble vida. Horacio Castellanos Moya in each story shows his unique expertise to create characters and environments to achieve, through dialogue, those who inhabit his stories touch us in the depths. Horacio Castellanos Moya demuestra en cada relato su singular maestr?a para crear personajes y ambientes, y para lograr, mediante los di?logos, que quienes habitan sus cuentos nos toquen en lo m?s hondo"--Publisher website
La diáspora by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las turbulentas muertes de los dos principales líderes del frente revolucionario salvadoreño durante los llamados «sucesos de abril» de 1983, han fracturado los cimientos del Partido. Entre las voces disidentes hay intelectuales y artistas, como es el caso de Juan Carlos, huido de El Salvador e instalado en Ciudad de México a comienzos de 1984, donde espera conseguir que Canadá le acepte como refugiado político
Perfil de prófugo by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qué signo es usted, niña Berta? by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El asco : tres relatos violentos by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El asco : Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indolencia by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la congoja de la pasada tormenta by Horacio Castellanos Moya( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.42 for Dance with ... to 0.80 for La diabla ...)

Tyrant memoryDance with snakesRevulsion : Thomas Bernhard in San SalvadorEl arma en el hombreLa sirvienta y el luchadorThe she-devil in the mirrorDonde no estén ustedesDesmoronamiento
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