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READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche This haunting jungle of a novel has been hailed as “a masterpiece” by Luis Buñuel and “one of the great novels not only of Spanish America but of our time” by Carlos Fuentes The story of the last member of the aristocratic Azcoitia family a monstrous mutation protected from the knowledge of his deformity by being surrounded with other freaks as companions The Obscene Bird of Night is a triumph of imaginative visionary writing Its luxuriance fecundity horror and energy will not soon fade from the reader’s mindThe story is like a great puzzle invested with a vibra. Absolutely incredible A masterpiece that deserves much wider readershipLooking at some reviews around the place for this and noting the struggles some seemed to have had I wanted to in a non spoilery way set out how I would propose approaching the reading of this incredible book view spoiler However I will just say that it is also entirely possible to read the novel in a relatively linear fashion with book 2 mostly coming temporally prior to 1 and 3 ie Humberto meets and is employed by Jeronimo has sex with his wife while J fucks Peta is punished by being surgically mutilated and castrated and becomes Mudito and who then due to his lacking genitals becomes the seventh old woman in the Casa etc etc and all the stuff in Book 1 take placebut I don t want to as it is much fun to leave the whole thing in contradictory flux hide spoiler Brave New Knits great novels not only of Spanish America but of our time” by Carlos Fuentes The story of the last member of the aristocratic Azcoitia family a monstrous mutation protected from the knowledge of his deformity by being surrounded with other freaks as companions The Obscene Bird of Night is a triumph of imaginative visionary writing Its luxuriance fecundity horror and energy will not soon fade from the reader’s mindThe story is like a Women Talking great puzzle invested with a vibra. Absolutely incredible A masterpiece that deserves much wider readershipLooking at some reviews around the place for this and noting the struggles some seemed to have had I wanted to in a non spoilery way set out how I would propose approaching the reading of this incredible book view spoiler However I will just say that it is also entirely possible to read the novel in a relatively linear fashion with book 2 mostly coming temporally prior to 1 and 3 ie Humberto meets and is employed by Jeronimo has sex with his wife while J fucks Peta is punished by being surgically mutilated and castrated and becomes Mudito and who then due to his lacking Real Cause Real Cure genitals becomes the seventh old woman in the Casa etc etc and all the stuff in Book 1 take placebut I don t want to as it is much fun to leave the whole thing in contradictory flux hide spoiler

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READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche Nt almost tangible reality The New York TimesAlthough many of the other “boom” writers may have received attention especially Fuentes and Vargas Llosa Donoso and his masterpiece may be the most lasting visionary strangest of the books from this time period Seriously it’s a novel about the last member of an aristocratic family a monstrous mutant who is surrounded by other freaks so as to not feel out of place Publishers WeeklyNicola Barker has said I'm no expert on the topic of South American literature in fact I'm a dunce but I have reason to believe after diligently. The dark terrors that roil in the benighted depths of the subconscious bursting forth to poison midnight dreams and shadows put their stamp on all of the mythologies that man wove from the preternatural mysteries that surrounded oppressed and exhilarated him from the furthest nebulous reaches of humanity s dawn Their particular imprint on South American magic and witchcraft and the chilling meme of the imbunche a helpless infant with all nine orifices cruelly sewn shut in order to become the plaything of the chonch nes who worship the darkest powers forms the stunted malformed building blocks with which Jos Donoso constructs his bizarre disturbing enigmatic and stunning labyrinth of conflicting memories merging and diverging personalities leaps and plunges into the running waters of time and layered strands of personality and consciousness in their solipsistic struggle against the one and the wholeThis is a difficult work to digest from the very start Donoso plays fast and loose with the narrator switching gender person even abandoning the physical body altogether as the reader is presented with several possible divergences of the tale s reality from the mythological to the historical and all of them touched by an irrational evil and bordered upon by the infinite The Chile of the author s lifetime was a society with rigid class structures and a looming showdown between an energetic and radical left wing and landowner based reaction This conflict of left against right anarchic freedom versus ordered privilege runs coterminous with Donoso s themes of personalities striving desperately for recognition to be born in the lower or middle classes is to be rendered faceless and shorn of identity to be forced to don a multitude of masks to perform a variety of roles in ritual performances which if enacted with skill and daring will be rewarded with an actual face with recognizable features forming themselves out of the ashen lumpy clay of anonymity 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 uirks and hangups of their employer the slave gains a vast potentiality for vengeance mischief and manipulation against the master This yearning to acuire and passion to retain one s identity against those who would seek to deny or steal such a precious self definition resonates throughout Donoso s creation Such endless conflicts and tensions the chafing of the spirit by the darkest passions makes for a fertile breeding ground for the monstrous in a world of us against them there are few impediments to the distortions of hatred and resentment in vitiating one s opponents to the point where they become as physically repulsive as they are ideologically Beauty and ugliness after all are not aesthetic absolutes but rather abstractions that can only be judged against something else and in a community of the malformed and disfigured one who is physically perfect will be deemed a monsterThe majority of the novel takes place in and around the Casa de Ejercicios Espirituales de la Encarnaci n in La Chomba a suburb to the north of Santiago The Casa a religious house in the possession of the aristocratic de Azcoit a family is a vast mazelike warren of cells and courts amidst crumbling adobe walls and an army of secret bearing shadows Dedicated to an ancient de Azcoit a ancestor who is alternately a saint and a witch the crones and orphans who call it home will figure have figured in the birth the death of the final heir to the illustrious de Azcoit a name an heir upon whom magic and religion illusion and truth the irrational and the rational will boldly make their claimsThis is a superb book wonderfully translated by the combined efforts of Hardie St Martin and Leonard Mades who allow the freuent monolithic stretches of stream of consciousness to retain their beguiling beauty and expressive power Reading this book upon the heels of Steve Erickson s millennial one two punch of The Sea Came in at Midnight and Our Ecstatic Days I can see the influence this masterpiece has had upon Donoso s fellow interpreters of our magical and macabre world authors who also dipped into the stuff of dreams and darkness of lore and legends in order to sketch their own eerie and compelling visions of spiritual verity of human truth Our Darkest Hours gender person even abandoning the physical body altogether as the reader is presented with several possible divergences of the tale s reality from the mythological to the historical and all of them touched by an irrational evil and bordered upon by the infinite The Chile of the author s lifetime was a society with rigid class structures and a looming showdown between an energetic and radical left wing and landowner based reaction This conflict of left against right anarchic freedom versus ordered privilege runs coterminous with Donoso s themes of personalities striving desperately for recognition to be born in the lower or middle classes is to be rendered faceless and shorn of identity to be forced to don a multitude of masks to perform a variety of roles in ritual performances which if enacted with skill and daring will be rewarded with an actual face with recognizable features forming themselves out of the ashen lumpy clay of anonymity In turn the upper class though immensely wealthy and the possessors of all manifestations of power must forever Shortcut to Infinity guard against various pieces of their identity being collected by their servants for in Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? Unusual Chickens #2 gossip and secrets proximity to the sexual mental and physical uirks and hangups of their employer the slave Gnarled Roots gains a vast potentiality for vengeance mischief and manipulation against the master This yearning to acuire and passion to retain one s identity against those who would seek to deny or steal such a precious self definition resonates throughout Donoso s creation Such endless conflicts and tensions the chafing of the spirit by the darkest passions makes for a fertile breeding In Your Shoes ground for the monstrous in a world of us against them there are few impediments to the distortions of hatred and resentment in vitiating one s opponents to the point where they become as physically repulsive as they are ideologically Beauty and ugliness after all are not aesthetic absolutes but rather abstractions that can only be judged against something else and in a community of the malformed and disfigured one who is physically perfect will be deemed a monsterThe majority of the novel takes place in and around the Casa de Ejercicios Espirituales de la Encarnaci n in La Chomba a suburb to the north of Santiago The Casa a religious house in the possession of the aristocratic de Azcoit a family is a vast mazelike warren of cells and courts amidst crumbling adobe walls and an army of secret bearing shadows Dedicated to an ancient de Azcoit a ancestor who is alternately a saint and a witch the crones and orphans who call it home will figure have figured in the birth the death of the final heir to the illustrious de Azcoit a name an heir upon whom magic and religion illusion and truth the irrational and the rational will boldly make their claimsThis is a superb book wonderfully translated by the combined efforts of Hardie St Martin and Leonard Mades who allow the freuent monolithic stretches of stream of consciousness to retain their beguiling beauty and expressive power Reading this book upon the heels of Steve Erickson s millennial one two punch of The Sea Came in at Midnight and Our Ecstatic Days I can see the influence this masterpiece has had upon Donoso s fellow interpreters of our magical and macabre world authors who also dipped into the stuff of dreams and darkness of lore and legends in order to sketch their own eerie and compelling visions of spiritual verity of human truth

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READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche Scouring the internet that Chile's Jose Donoso while a very highly regarded author on home turf is little known on this side of the Atlantic His masterpiece is the fabulously entitled The Obscene Bird of Night It would be a crass understatement to say that this book is a challenging read; it's totally and unapologetically psychotic It's also insanely gothic brilliantly engaging exuisitely written filthy sick terrifying supremely perplexing and somehow connives to make the brave reader feel like a tiny sleeping gnat being sucked down a fabulously kaleidoscopic dream plugho. 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 it in any well defined genre The House of the Spirits and Goya s Black Paintings Victor Hugo s The Laughing Man and JP Witkin s photography such are the literary and visual references I was reminded of while reading this book Images of crippled bodies and obscure rituals deformity and superstition haunt this weird tale in which the plot eventually wanes like a cloud of incense in a crypt The narration is divided into three parts very different with regards to style techniue contents I ll try and hold my tongue not to see my review flagged by some GR zealot but the chronological order would be 2 1 3 The protagonist is the Unreliable Narrator par excellence whose point of view shifts from male to female and from individual to crowd thus bringing the reader to a state of absolute bewilderment All we seem to understand is that a mute maybe misshapen man Humberto the Mudito lives in a creepy Chilean convent the Casa de Ejercicios Espirituales inhabited by old women a few nuns and a bunch of orphans one of which gets pregnant The old women s delirious fantasy turns the event into a miracle although charging it with a latent and uite revolting eroticism that leads them to okay I m talking too much Then second part we learn about Humberto s past his life at the service of a landowner Don Jer nimo who puts him in charge of his deformed son s education The child is to be raised among any sort of freaks a Court of Miracles deliberately gathered by Jer nimo in a country estate so to deprive his misshapen heir of any knowledge of the outside world We re also told about the controversial history of the convent Legends superstitions rumours have indeed leaked through the centuries and now seem to permeate the walls of the cloister crawling with ghosts barely distinguishable from the human inhabitants Is there a link between the supposedly miraculous pregnancy and the obscure events that took place in the past In the third part the narration gets increasingly confused We lose any grip on the story as it turns into a downward spiral dragging us down down down through the depths of sick fantasies and insane episodes of religious frenzy Now the three narrative threads get inextricably entangled like a serpent swallowing its tail the novel revolves around itself mercilessly abandoning the reader in the middle of a maze whose only way out has been walled up I was delighted by the wild morbidity of Donoso s imagery The Chilean author s fantasy is so artistically outrageous that my baroue taste for excess was utterly satisfied Hence the problem though Donoso s talent is mostly displayed in the first part whereas the rest of the novel gets weaker only occasionally surprising the reader with some disturbing scene of depravityLet aside this flaw which is a matter of personal taste anyway I did enjoy this novel very much It s dark poetic controversial it s a jigsaw puzzle and a charade It goes without saying that it s not for everyone Wave of Destruction The Stories of Four Families and History's Deadliest Tsunami gothic brilliantly engaging exuisitely written filthy sick terrifying supremely perplexing and somehow connives to make the brave reader feel like a tiny sleeping Cuba libre Spanish edition gnat being sucked down a fabulously kaleidoscopic dream plugho. 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 it in any well defined All Things Consoled A Daughter's Memoir genre The House of the Spirits and Goya s Black Paintings Victor Hugo s The Laughing Man and JP Witkin s photography such are the literary and visual references I was reminded of while reading this book Images of crippled bodies and obscure rituals deformity and superstition haunt this weird tale in which the plot eventually wanes like a cloud of incense in a crypt The narration is divided into three parts very different with regards to style techniue contents I ll try and hold my tongue not to see my review flagged by some GR zealot but the chronological order would be 2 1 3 The protagonist is the Unreliable Narrator par excellence whose point of view shifts from male to female and from individual to crowd thus bringing the reader to a state of absolute bewilderment All we seem to understand is that a mute maybe misshapen man Humberto the Mudito lives in a creepy Chilean convent the Casa de Ejercicios Espirituales inhabited by old women a few nuns and a bunch of orphans one of which Corduroy Writes a Letter Easy to Read Puffin gets pregnant The old women s delirious fantasy turns the event into a miracle although charging it with a latent and uite revolting eroticism that leads them to okay I m talking too much Then second part we learn about Humberto s past his life at the service of a landowner Don Jer nimo who puts him in charge of his deformed son s education The child is to be raised among any sort of freaks a Court of Miracles deliberately Invisible Lives gathered by Jer nimo in a country estate so to deprive his misshapen heir of any knowledge of the outside world We re also told about the controversial history of the convent Legends superstitions rumours have indeed leaked through the centuries and now seem to permeate the walls of the cloister crawling with Cheat On Your Husband with Your Husband ghosts barely distinguishable from the human inhabitants Is there a link between the supposedly miraculous pregnancy and the obscure events that took place in the past In the third part the narration Making Good gets increasingly confused We lose any Sir Simon grip on the story as it turns into a downward spiral dragging us down down down through the depths of sick fantasies and insane episodes of religious frenzy Now the three narrative threads What If This Were Enough? Essays get inextricably entangled like a serpent swallowing its tail the novel revolves around itself mercilessly abandoning the reader in the middle of a maze whose only way out has been walled up I was delighted by the wild morbidity of Donoso s imagery The Chilean author s fantasy is so artistically outrageous that my baroue taste for excess was utterly satisfied Hence the problem though Donoso s talent is mostly displayed in the first part whereas the rest of the novel Rapturous uantum #4 goes without saying that it s not for everyone


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    José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche Absolutely incredible A masterpiece that deserves much wider readershipLooking at some reviews around the place for this and noting the struggles some seemed to have had I wanted to in a non spoilery way set out ho

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    [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso The perfect review of The Obscene Bird of Night would actually be thisThe image that burned in my brain as I read was Goya's El Gran CabronPathetically that's about the best review I can offerwhich is surprising because I'm usually so stingy with my 5 star ratings This was NOT what the back of the book promised the story of an aristocrat who

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    [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD “It was a sealed world stifling like living inside a sack and trying to bite through the burlap to get out or let in the air and find out if your destiny lies outside or inside or somewhere else to drink in some fresh air not confined by your obsessions to see where you began to be yourself and stopped being others” The Obscene Bird of Night is magic realism and beyond It is magic realism on the Gothic s

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    José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso The dark terrors that roil in the benighted depths of the subconscious bursting forth to poison midnight dreams and shadows put their stamp on all of the mythologies that man wove from the preternatural mysteries that surrounded oppressed and exhilarated him from the furthest nebulous reaches of humanity's dawn Their particular imprint on

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD About a hundred pages in there is a scene where a shriveled elderly dwarf woman pretends to be the baby for an obese partially retarded teenage girl and the relationship between the two uickly turns disturbingly sexual Why relate this Because it sets the tone for what this novel is like better than saying probably everything I'm going to say This novel is a mess It's disturbing and beautiful and grotesue and horrific but it's als

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    REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso The Obscene Bird of Night is one strange twisted haunting obscene book It may well be the most difficult novel I've read so far There were moments when I felt that I could connect to it and even understand it but most of the

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    [El obsceno pájaro de la noche] Read ↠ José Donoso Forget about all of this magical realism claptrap and comparisons to Garcia Maruez et al Donoso has written a sharpened stick to jab in the wor

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    REVIEW El obsceno pájaro de la noche José Donoso à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Õ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK à José Donoso themes of identity humanity reality and belonging cycle through and circle the obscene bird of night it's not really pleasant to read though there are moments where a smile is not out of order most often it's really bizarre and misleading horrific even as it is compelling before philip k dick died he was trying to write a book called the owl in daylight i suspect he would have written his own version of the obscene bird of nigh

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  • Paperback
  • 438
  • El obsceno pájaro de la noche
  • José Donoso
  • English
  • 05 January 2020
  • 9781567920468