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Nació en Santiago de Chile. Procedente de familia acomodada. Estudió en la Universidad de Chile y Princeton. En publica “Coronación”. Coronacion by Jose Donoso, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. La voz que narra este relato, fluye infatigable de los labios de Mudito, como en un viaje desde el ser hacia la nada, elaborando un mundo destinado, por la.

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The deformed child is surrounded by other ‘monsters’ in seclusion. Special award of the President: Typically, when I read something that I am unable to gain my bearings in, I g I can say with confidence that I have never read a book like this before.

Invitado a fiesta Francisco Llopis In both capacities it did not disappoint. Necesitan del imbunche que las lleve al cielo y que las libre mose los monstruos.

A surreal, nightmarish descent into the mind of fictional narration itself, which josse the freedom of its abstraction and multiplicity as grotesque deformity. The novel begins with a Henry James Sr.

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 read this quite a while ago and it’s one of those books I keep telling myself to read again because I missed too much the first time through. Recipients of the Mondello Prize.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. For me, it is one of the greatest books ever penned! Andrea Bajanisec. But the force behind it all is so great, and the set of images so primal, that despite all of this potential confusion, the reader has the sense that something of great importance has been communicated.

José Donoso

Raffaele Nigrosec. 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. The traumatic story of an old bourgueoise in Mexico City, kose relationship with his crazy grandmother, his sexually troubled past and his sick crush on the young and beautiful maid of the There seems to be a link between the supposedly ‘miraculous’ pregnancy and the more or less historical past.

Donoso had known her the preceding year in Buenos Aires. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is a whole cast of characters and I’ll name just a few: This page was last edited on 27 Augustat The perfect review of Hose Obscene Bird of Night would actually be this.

After some time I started to follow the change in character more quickly, which was a relief. Unless you’re one of those jerks who think that a dream interpretation book will really tell you anything.


This yearning to acquire, 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. The whole novel is infused with the myth of the Imbunche, even the House is transformed gradually into one, as the windows are bricked-up, rooms and corridors hidden under false walls, as if they never existed. OBN gels on an intellectual level but lets me down emotionally.


This book was for me a grosteque hallucination.

Images of crippled bodies and obscure religious practices, deformity and supersti 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. It’s dark, poetic, controversial; it’s a jigsaw puzzle and a charade; it goes without saying that it’s not for everyone, though.

I don’t regret the time spent reading it, that’s for sure. Curiosamente, este pedazo de literatura de Donoso no parece ser particularmente popular en Chile. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Decrepit souls flatter the aptness of their tired wings, let themselves be lost in this never-ending danse macabre of fantastical proportions

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