Horacio Castellanos Moya: Senselessness

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Author, Horacio Castellanos Moya. Photo courtesy of Horacio Castellanos Moya.

The co-producer of Bookworm, Shawn Michael Sullivan, was able to rebroadcast one of his favorite conversations, between Michael Silverblatt and Horacio Castellanos Moya, regarding Senselessness. Not even difficult to imagine in America these days: Senselessness is about a person’s psychology impacted through reading about a nation’s atrocities. Senselessness depicts a complicated mentality that contradicts itself: it’s discussed that it’s easier to appreciate literature than to endure the factual reports of torture and terror. The psychology created by terrorism is difficult to judge—Castellanos Moya says that perhaps the more we suffer the more we learn about the life that we are losing.