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Beauty Salon

Aida rated it did not like it Feb 04, This was a book club selection and I voted for reading it purely on the basis of a NY Times article published a little over a year ago, written by Larry Rohter: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The book is structured with the narrator telling his story without interruption, ultimately revealing that he, too, has contracted the same illness as those who bellatln around him and it is only a matter of time before he’ll share the fate of so many others who have arrived at the Terminal.

But in my work the rules of the game are beplatin obvious, the guts are exposed, and you can see what is being cooked up. Reaching out for physical encounters with other men, yet never seeking a relationship. Roland Barthes 47 Estimated H-index: One might also think of Saramago’s Blindness and other books where disease seems to wipe out a population, though the focus on the narrator’s lifestyle reminds the reader that not everyone is dying of this disease.


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Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin

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If poetry is making nothing happen, as Auden once said, than this novel shows that prose can as well. Formerly a 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. Susana rated it did not like it Oct 21, The Badlands of Modernity: Even if it seems too much to say. Other Papers By First Author. It did not earn 5 stars because it was not an uplifting book.

Life does seem to go on in the city, even though it feels as though many men come through the Terminal’s door. At 63 pages not much of an investment either way.

Salón De Belleza by Mario Bellatin (1 star ratings)

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Todas cuidadas y mantenidas por el protagonista.

Lucy Bollington University of Cambridge. See our Returns Policy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Originally published in but recently translated from the Spanish by Kurt Hollander, I feel this disquieting novella is destined to haunt—and ultimately inspire—any reader bellatiin dares allow himself to reflect upon its deeper lessons.

Salón De Belleza

Raullector rated it did not like it Apr 13, Many of the first who come to die in The Terminal are rejected by society and denied medical assistance from religious organizations simply for being whom they are, and barred from hospitals for not meeting the proper economic status. Mario Bellatin grew up in Peru as the son of Peruvian parents.

Nov 16, chaos rated it really liked it. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Susan Sontag 15 Estimated H-index: Neusovita rated it did not like it Dec 25, Trivia About Beauty Salon.

Read this for class and it was an interesting read, but overall I didn’t enjoy as a pleasure read.