Dance With Snakes

Dance With Snakes As El Salvador returns to peace after 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 th

  • Title: Dance With Snakes
  • Author: Horacio Castellanos Moya Lee Paula Springer
  • ISBN: 9781897231616
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • As El Salvador returns to peace after 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 CheAs El Salvador returns to peace after 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.

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      Horacio Castellanos Moya Lee Paula Springer

    About Author

    1. HORACIO CASTELLANOS MOYA is a writer and a journalist from El Salvador For two decades he worked as editor of news agencies, magazines and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala and his own country As a fiction writer, he was granted residencies in a program supported by the Frankfurt International Book Fair 2004 2006 and in the City of Asylum program in Pittsburgh 2006 2008 He has also taught in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh In 2009, he was guest researcher at the University of Tokyo with a fellowship granted by the Japan Foundation He has published eleven novels, five short story collections, two essay books, and a diary His novels have been translated into twelve languages five of them Senselessness, The She Devil in the mirror, Dance with Snakes, Revulsion, and Tyrant memory are available in English He was awarded the Manuel Rojas Iberoamerican Prize for Fiction 2014, by the Government of Chile.

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    2. A generous four stars for one of the unevenest nutso entertainments ever When something s called uneven in a workshoppy way I tend to cringe a little since there s a suggestion that things should be even, edges should be rounded, textures sanded, weirdly jutting Cappadocian fairy castles leveled, every dark scary confounding Mariana Trench stuffed with characterizing backstory that informs the primary narrative But in this case the unevenness might be the extremest I ve encountered Artful uneven [...]


    3. Ger ek st , fantastik, grotesk t rleri genel olarak ok sevmiyorum.Ama anlatt hikayede ciddi g ndermeler, edebi betimlemeler ve ak c l k s zkonusuysa ilgimi ekiyor rne in Marquez in Y zy ll k Yaln zl k b y l ger ekli e bir rnekti Parf m n Dans ve B y c de de fantastik ya da abart geler mevcuttu Ama bu rne i de sevmi ve anlatmak istedi ini bir ekilde anlam t m Ama Y lanlarla Dans n ne anlatmaya al t n anlamad m.Edebiyatta kurgunun s n rlar yoktur Bazen sadece yazmak i in yazars n z stelik bir eyle [...]


    4. Y lanlarla Dans, Moya n n uzun y llar ya ad El Salvador un t m kaosunu ba d nd r c bir h zda anlatmas yla fark yaratm bir roman bana kal rsa Sonu l mle biten hesapla malar n, uyu turucu i in i lenen cinayetlerin ve i sava lar n, bu kadar g nl k bir dille, hatta g nl k bir sakinlik, dinginlikle, ola an bir ekilde anlat lmas ba d nd r c , vurucu Teknik anlamda da inan lmaz bir ba ar tabii Sayfa olarak ok hacimli bir kitap olmamas na ra men bitti inde mitolojiden, sosyolojiden, hayattan, politikada [...]


    5. toplumsal piramitte y kselmek i in yaz yorlar yazd klar n n suya sabuna dokunmamas na, toplumda bir yer bulmalar na engel olmamas na dikkat ediyorlar k lt rs zler demek istemiyorum bunlar da eskiler kadar k lt rl al kan de iller demek istemiyorum eskilerden ok daha fazla al kanlar ama ayn zamanda ok daha baya lar bir i adam , hatta gangster gibi davran yorlar hi bir eyi ele tirmiyorlar, ya da sadece ele tirilmesine izin verilen eyleri ele tiriyorlar, d man kazanmaktan ekiniyorlar, daha ok en az [...]


    6. Tarantino bir film ekse u kitaba diye d nd m okurken Herkesin sevece i bir tarz yok ama ben ok sevdim H zl ca okudum, bitti Seviyorum Latin yazarlar ve rengarenk k lt rlerini Kafalar ba ka t rl al yor, ayn ekilde kalemleri de.


    7. Another winner from Moya Keep these books coming, translators This one is much less in debt to Bernhard, quite stylistically distinct from _Senselessness_ and _She Devil in the Mirror_ It s also surreal, but it moves at a breakneck pace still fueled by outrage at the Way Things Are.The translation reads well, seems smooth.Funny, horrifying, unpredictable, provocatively perverse What s not to like



    8. This instantly became one of my absolute favourite reads for the year to date I just loved it Don t be put off by the naked woman on the cover incidentally, they re photographs from c.1887, titled Muybridge Animal Locomotion I can almost grasp the connection between the cover and the story itself, but it s eluding me, not quite solid.Eduardo Sosa is an unemployed sociologist, living with his sister Adriana and her husband in an apartment in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador When a homeles [...]


    9. abart s z, betimlemesiz, istedi ini s yleyen ve bunu sertlikle yapan bir kitap y lanlarla dans bir g ney amerika lkesinde i siz bir sosyoloji mezunu, sar chevroletsinde ya ayan bir adam n yerine ge er, chevroletde 4 di i y lanla birlikte can ne isterse onu yapmaya ba lar yasak a k mektuplar , kalabal k meydanlar, bir ak ve bolca y lan sokmas rastgeleli e ba l bir mutasyon ge irir velhas l ba lad yerde biter her ey iddetli ve d md z bir kitap okumak isteyenlere tavsiye ederim.


    10. Me siento extra o diciendo que tal vez sta sea una de mis novelas favoritas Es tan extra a, tan provocadora, tan obscena, que yo mismo me apresurar a a llamar al manicomio para que se llevaran al que me confesara lo que yo acabo de escribir Sin embargo, s puedo asegurar que Baile con serpientes es una de las historias m s enganchantes y divertidas que he le do en un buen tiempo Moya logra el balance perfecto entre violencia trepidante, sangre, explosiones, erotismo, y una mortal cr tica a los go [...]


    11. written earlier than both senselessness and she devil in the mirror, dance with snakes baile con serpientes does not quite have the same bewitching, startling effect as the other two works horacio castellanos moya, acclaimed salvadoran novelist, is a remarkably talented writer, but this, his second novel, is not as accomplished an effort as his later outings a surreal tale mixing politics, murder, poverty, identity, and reptilian relations, dance with snakes is nearly all action, lacking the int [...]


    12. This was a fun, quick read I don t want to give much away, but this short novel, translated from the Spanish, is an entertaining, surreal romp Set in post war El Salvador, Eduardo Sosa is a middle aged, unemployed man living with his sister With nothing better to do he investigates the homeless man living in a car on the street outside, and then in a sudden turn of events ends up taking the man s place In the car he discovers that four poisonous snakes live in it, and they have their own surpris [...]


    13. Olduk a e lenceli ve s r kleyici bir k sa romand Kendi kuyru unu s ran bir y lan gibi ba lad ekilde bitmi olmas ok ho uma gitti, roman n sempatik kahramanlar na g nderme yapar nitelikteydi sanki Toplumca d lanm lara dikkat eken ve bir pipo bazen sadece bir pipodur mesaj n n alt n izen kitab n son b l mlerinde ge en ark lar da ok iyiydi Umar m hikaye senaryola r da bir g n sinemada da izleme imkan buluruz



    14. Baile con Serpientes es una novela sobre una transfiguraci n maligna Eduardo Sosa, soci logo desempleado, que vive en la casa de su hermana se encuentra de pronto atra do inexplicablemente por la presencia de un indigente que vive en su Chevrolet amarillo, el cual ha parqueado recientemente en el vecindario De Sosa no tenemos muchos m s datos que estos Asumimos la frustraci n que debe sentir en esas condiciones, excluido del sistema como se siente cualquier persona desempleada y sin medios econ [...]


    15. My opinion of Castellano Moya s writing depends on the book we are talking about I believe he is excellent when it comes to weird, violent stories like El Asco , but less so and descending to silliness when it comes to political commentary The problem, I believe, is that he only pays leap service to the political violence in El Salvador He didn t live it and seems to have a detached, noncommittal view of it Tirana Memoria , for example, failed totally to get me involved I believe he chose exactl [...]


    16. Moya s novel moves at a frenetic pace as we follow a stumbling, bumbling frenzy of journalists and cops in pursuit of a madman with deadly snakes as accomplices to his reign of terror in the city of San Salvador Dance with Snakes plays with the crime novel to deliver this biting satire that made me gasp, bellow and guffaw


    17. In technical terms of setting and mareative this book is helpful to explore how the layout of a novel can assist the story however the story itself wasn t that interesting to me and I found it hard to get through the cops chapter.


    18. On retrouve dans la fable politico philosophique Le Bal des vip res l criture fr n tique et irr sistible d Horacio Castellanos Moya Eduardo Sosa, un sociologue sur le ch mage, remarque un jour un homme pauvre qui habite dans une vieille Chevrolet jaune L occasion est trop belle pour Sosa de provoquer un v nement qui viendra rompre le cours ennuyant de sa vie de bon rien Il se donne d abord pour mission de chasser le mendiant Incapable de commettre lui m me l action, il convainc une commer ante a [...]


    19. This book was wacky as hell I loved it In post civil war El Salvador lives Eduardo Sosa, a sociologist who is out of work and lives with his sister in her tiny apartment Eduardo is friendly enough, but not quite right The woman who runs the local market encourages him to find out about a mysterious newcomer, who lives in a beat up yellow Chevrolet that is parked in front of the market, across from his sister s apartment He follows the unwashed and bedraggled man, named Jacinto Bustillo, who tel [...]


    20. Baile con serpientes comienza cuando aparece estacionado en una calle de la ciudad un Chevrolet amarillo de los a os cincuenta En ese coche vive Jacinto Bustillo, un hombre que lo a perdido todo y se ha transformado en un indigente hosco y harapiento que despierta las suspicacias de los vecinos Uno de ellos, llamado Eduardo Sosa, un soci logo que lleva largo tiempo en el paro y mantenido por su familia, decide averiguar qui n es Jacinto y c mo ha llegado a esa situaci n Quiz por la soledad que l [...]


    21. Tusquets public en 2012, este libro de Horario Castellanos Moya, publicado originalmente en 1995 Horario perge a una historia que tiene su encanto Todo se desata, expande y desenfrena cuando un soci logo en paro entabla conversaci n con un pordiosero, Juan Bustillo, que vive en la v a p blica, dentro de su chevrolet amarillo, para malestar de los vecinos que no ven esta forma de alojamiento viaria, con buenos ojos Poco despu s, Juan Bustillo es asesinado y el soci logo usurpar su identidad Descu [...]


    22. This was funny and truly bizarre The unemployed sociologist Eduardo Sosa becomes interested in a bum living in a yellow Chevrolet on the street where Eduardo lives with his sister After a night of sleazing around with the bum and a midget pimp, Eduardo Sosa and I can t help hear the echo in that name of Gregor Samsa kills the bum and assumes his identity He moves into the Chevy, where he finds four poisonous and ready to roll snakes Mayham ensues Murder Chaos Political instability Sex with repti [...]


    23. This slim novel is brutal but hilarious in tone, mixing extreme and graphic violence with absurd humor and a satiric take on various elements of society, including police, the military, politicians, the press, and the paranoia and mass hysteria of everyday people It s like Tarantino crossed with Kafka.A down and out, unemployed sociologist meets a homeless weirdo that lives in a car with 4 snakes He ends up taking the guy s place, befriending the serpents, and going on a murderous rampage with t [...]


    24. No suelo leer en espa ol, pero no puede dejar de saborear la jerga Salvadore a con la que Castellanos Moya satura sus libros Este libro en particular es un poco diferente a lo que hab a le do anteriormente El Asco de el El baile con las serpientes es un eufemismo que nos muestra Castellanos Moya hasta el final del libro Un final un poco anticlim tico Baile Con Serpientes es la trayectoria de un car cter sin rumbo ni anhelos, igual c mo el personaje de El Asco Pero en este libro, para el personaj [...]


    25. Ona g re pe inde oldu um ey pheliydi ve bu ekilde vaktimi bo a harc yordum Oysa onun kaybedecek hi bir eyi yoktu, sar Chevrelot si dahil, hi bir ey umrunda de ildi Zaten o k l st r de sahip oldu u ne varsa s f rlay p,hayatta kalmas na yetecek kadarla ya amaya karar verdi inde alm t Ba kalar n n aile, prestij, i dedi i pisliklerden uzak, sahip oldu u yeg ne ey olan arabas yla ehrin muhtelif yerlerinde belirli bir m ddet geceliyordu, o kadar Yaln zca s permarkete gidip bir i e su alaca m s ylesem [...]


    26. Aunque tengo toda la intenci n de leer Insensatez , no me creo capaz de seguir con las 150 p ginas que me faltan de este libro El problema es que cay muy pronto en el campo de lo invero simil No es que no me haya adaptado a la convenci n m s ex tica del libro, las serpientes, que tienen un mont n de significados y simbolismos detr s, pero la novela se volvi inveros mil desde adentro, cuando el personaje, as de la nada, toma decisiones y hace cosas como si fueran lo m s normal del mundo, y la ver [...]


    27. From any other author, or one who had not written Senselessness, I would regard this as a stunning, surrealist, and shocking work of painfully bright genius for Castellanos Moya it is still an achievement, but a lesser work, I feel, ungainly and brutal a text which is still, at times, struggling to find its feet Dance with Snakes is still a powerful and affecting read, disorienting both protagonist and reader in a mad fit of lucidity Castellanos Moya is a bastard heir to the liminal fantastica o [...]


    28. Strange, how a book can defy categorization, and slip between genres like a hungry ghost The first few pages seem rather straight forward, but then this book diverges into unmapped territory Bizarre, transitory, unapologetically violent, all of these are true A political allegory A statement about violence and the media Who knows, but ultimately, who cares It s sparse prose is quite enjoyable, and its plot is weird enough to keep one reading.


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