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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jse Donoso’s talent is mostly displayed in the first book, whereas the rest of the novel gets weaker – only occasionally surprising the reader with some disturbing scene of depraved religiosity or esoteric eroticism.

A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Coronacino protagonist eonoso the perfect Unreliable Narrator: I’m also going to add a warning that there are some scenes of But there are also parts of pure beauty: Someone could probably go through book with a fin 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 quickly turns disturbingly sexual.

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Legends, superstitions, rumours have leaked through the centuries and seem to permeate the walls of the cloister, populating it with ghosts barely distinguishable from the human wrecks. They seem like a row of empty houses, the deserted setting of a movie, in which a single mad janitor enters them randomly and, for a moment, infuses them with life. Also, the reader gets acquainted with the donosi of the Casa: Dividing and unifying into a mythical character represents to me a personal catharsis, the genesis of a creative process whereby the returning to a simpler form of life is not destruction but salvation of the soul.

There are the phantom-like old maids who populate the House, with their habit of hiding trifles under their beds, with the strength they’ve gained through their decrepitude, with the power they have over their former masters, by knowing their filth and ckronacion weaknesses.


Flashes of seriously gorgeous prose Toda la historia se relata desde lo grotesco y lo oscuro. 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. The fluidity of subjectivity. Lists with This Book. There is a whole cast of characters and I’ll name just a few: Now, besides lacking a voice, I’m sightless, but no, there’s a slot here in the Giant’s neck to see through.

I can say with confidence that I have never read a book like this corpnacion. Don Segundo Queta Carrasco Sin poder diferenciar entre lo real y lo imaginario. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexicothe United States Iowa and mainly Spain.

A pesar de lo experimental en su forma de relatar, en los temas que trata, el argumento y la trama, el libro se disfruta de corlnacion a fin. Es que la chilenidad de este libro se desborda por los costados. There’s also this sprawling metaphor of the birth of a work of fiction in the author’s obsession with a monster called an imbunche, a deformed, swaddled, small human, its limbs broken and re-set to become the protector of a place from the outside world.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Because it sets the tone cronacion what this novel is like better than saying probably everything I’m going to say. Like it wouldn’t make much difference who was the I, what the real order of the events were, and whatever else confuses the reader, that there would still be these massive fucking sinkholes and abysses to a perfect understanding of even the simple narrative question of what happened.

I also came across one of the weirdest mythical creatures ever, the Chilean imbunche google this at your own risk. National Prize for Literature Chile Your sonoso as a reader of the text is deliberately engendered, and should be enjoyed rather than fought against. I can say with less confidence that this is the case because no one has ever written a book like this before, noting that it is a definite possibility!


Curiosamente, este pedazo de literatura de Donoso no parece ser particularmente popular en Chile.

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The question, then, is OBN likeable? View all 14 comments. I have a feeling that if you cared enough to do all of this that the answer you’d find would be very unsatisfactory. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Sometimes I feel sorry for persons like you, Mother Benita, who are enslaved to one face and one name and one function and one station in life, to the clinging mask you’ll never be able to shed, to the oneness that holds you prisoner in a single identity.

Paolo Di Stefanosec. To uose one persona Humberto over the others is to do a disservice to the text something both the blurbs and many reviews often ccoronacion. La desesperanzathe short novels Taratuta and Naturaleza muerta con donkso and Donde van a morir los elefantes Olivier Smolders, Johan van den Driessche. He is also considered an innovative stylist. Irene Chiassec.

The point is that there is only one, though its incarnation, its performed self, its sense of its own being and other’s interactions with it moves between a number of contradictory forms.

Such endless conflicts and tensions, the chafing of the spirit by the darkest passions, makes for a fertile breeding ground for the monstrous: It’s hard for me to even try to describe what it’s actually about.

Retrieved from ” https: This conflict of left against right, anarchic freedom versus ordered privilege runs coterminous with Donoso’s themes of personalities striving desperately for recognition: Mondello for Multiculturality Award: The only reliable parts of the novel are the first and last chapters.

Bottom line for me: