Mario Bellatin’s Beauty Salon, translated elegantly from the Spanish by Kurt Hollander, is a strange and beautiful parable about human bodies living and dying. LibraryThing Review. User Review – librarybrandy – LibraryThing. Some kind of plague is running through an unnamed city. The transvestite owner of a beauty. Mario, Bellatin, salón, belleza, escritor, mexicano, sub-urbano, marketplace, e- books, revista, literatura, miami, libros, español, latinos, latinaomericano.

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At night, they go into the city where, in pursuit of pleasure, they frequent the clubs and bath-houses dressed as women. Books by Mario Bellatin. And it is this allowance, though only half-articulated, that seems to give him the integrity and steadfastness to care for the dying in their imperfection. If we are the dee, then we’re really simply floating through life, subject to the whims of a greater force outside the bellatij Return to Book Page.

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But in my work the rules of the game are always obvious, the guts are exposed, and you can see what is being cooked up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Exit West Mohsin Hamid. Mario Bellatinthe author of numerous short novels, was born in Mexico City in As that observation might suggest, I would hazard to say that Beauty Salon might be the most depressing work that I’ve ever read through. No a la manera de las Hermanas de la Caridad, que apenas se enteraron de nuestra existencia quisieron asistirnos con trabajo y oraciones piadosas.

On his return to Mexico inhe became the director of the Department of Literature and Humanities at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana and became a member of the National System of Creators of Mexico from to It is notable that the owner of the beauty salon is a homosexual man prone to cross-dressing, who occasionally engages happily in prostitution—his is a body that acts in discord with socio-sexual norms.

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Bellatin offers a different way of reading, and of telling, a story—one in which what is unsaid, incompletely rendered, allows respectful room mairo discovering and conveying more than we might have imagined, or were told that we could.

Haven’t read it yet but the book is in perfect condition. Instead the audience peppered him for more information about Nagaoka, who was said to have a nose so immense that it impeded his ability to eat. Pachinko Min Jin Lee. Formerly bellqtin stylist in a beauty salon in an unnamed city, the narrator, a transvestite, has now transformed the salon into the Terminal, ‘where people who have nowhere to die end their days.

Aida rated it did not like it Feb 04, View all 27 comments. Jonatan rated it did not like it Oct 06, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The fish are rather pivotal to the story, reflecting all aspects of humanity in the novella. Nada que hacer Compactos Anagrama Spanish Edition. Despite his insistent focus on his precious fish, despite everything he says, we see what he has done, and his actions belie his words.

Lots of hype around this one; in the end, not much here after all. Weaved throughout the story is a near-constant attention to the fish and aquariums that once provided the beauty salon with its unique and elegant air.

Salon de Belleza

Alianza – El Libro De Bolsillo: Yet, it is the poor, the discarded, those on the fringes of society—be it by choice or cast off for being deemed as an illness to society—that must suffer and die in pitiful conditions and solitude, often forgotten by those around them or ignored by the multitude of marching feet that pound the pavement just away beyond where they lie dying in a gutter.

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This is the sort of book that makes you want to run out and hug everyone you know and live your life as a better person, the sort of book that makes you thankfully cling to your health in the present and makes your heart ache for those less fortunate than you as you contemplate ways you could ease the ocean of suffering in the world, even if only by one tiny drop. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There are no turns of the heart, or sudden twists. On Writing Stephen King. Apr 08, s.

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View all 12 comments. I haven’t quite figured out why I wasn’t too fond of this book yet.

Jario is a sense of hopelessness that permeates Beauty Salon as the narrator recognizes that no amount of care can ever cure the infected and that all he can do is ease their suffering as their body deteriorates towards an inevitable death.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 03, Mike Puma rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 25, Salon de belleza mario bellatin Atac rated it liked it. One might also think of Saramago’s Blindness and other books where disease seems salin wipe out walon population, though the focus on the narrator’s lifestyle reminds the reader that not everyone is dying of this disease.

He insists, in fact, upon treating them thus—for his own benefit, and for theirs. Jul 25, Gokce Atac rated it liked it.

Lists with This Book. The main character was at times very unlikeable which was disturbing. Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it liked it Shelves: