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It’s disturbing and beautiful and grotesque and horrific, but it’s also a mess. English Choose a language for shopping. The obscneo begins with a Henry James Sr. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Raul Pedraza rated it liked it Apr 13, Explore the Home Gift Guide. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The dark terrors that roil in the benighted depths obeceno 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.

How many ways can we invent to bind ourselves to it and revive our fallen hope?

Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Share your thoughts with other customers. Donoso rewrote this novel in 5 months after originally taking 8 years to craft it, after a bout of temporary insanity induced by morphine after a haemorrhaged ulcer. This seclusion from the outside world is a form of self-preservation from an oppressive and anti-individualistic society.

It’s dark, poetic, controversial; it’s a jigsaw puzzle and a charade; it goes without saying that it’s not for everyone, though. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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Anxl rated it did not like it Apr 09, This was a strangely compelling book,though it took a while for me to get into it. Every character slowly melds until the shifty “I” of the narrator becomes clear– not a trick, but the only solution to this multiplicity of self. You could almost hear this book breathing, like a a shape-shifting sort of being which is carefully wrapped up in several layers of phantasmagorias, starting to resemble the mythical Imbunche of the ancient Chileans – a deformed monster with all its nine body orifices sewn in, obstructed, with one of its legs bent backwards, over its back.

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The explanations for the fluidity of the “I” of the novel are there and who is whoif one keeps ones eyes open for them: And through those open doors, you see that infinity is actually constraint, that an endless nothing is no better than the most severe confinement. This mutation also affects the characters in other ways, as in the case of Doctor Azula and the endless pregnancy of Iris the Orphan, and the regeneration process of Humberto himself.

The Obscene Bird of Night is itself an imbunche, a twisted narrative that at one point might have been a common fairy tale that morphed into this bizarre creation.


Product details Paperback Publisher: Yes, the collapse of external reality, the denouncement of a fractured society, the purported destruction of consciousness, and the multiple perspectives of the same reality.

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Powerful writing, maybe too powerful for me at the moment. Soledad rated it it was amazing Jul 04, The three narrative threads get inextricably entangled, so to destroy any self-deceiveng certainty the reader might have conceived; like a serpent swallowing its tail the novel revolves around itself, mercilessly abandoning the obssceno in the middle of a maze Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ultimately the novel postulates and explores an existential paradox: I couldn’t understand who were those people, al was talking, who was the narrator.

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Rodrigo rated it it was amazing Nov 07, 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. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item It is then kept as a guardian to a cave. Godine, second printingverso page.