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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We all float along at the whim of a world we cannot belleeza or control, like the fish subjected to the neglect of their weary owner. Of course, Beauty Salon does not share any of the whimsy of this particular prank, but what it does have is an amazing attention to details and an ability to provoke deep thought Perhaps this is the feeling my mother had when, after years of being examined in hospitals, she was told that she had a mxrio tumor…She sent me a letter I never answered.

Susana rated it did not like it Oct 21, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If one ever looked at a beoleza in terms of a fishbowl, then perhaps Beauty Salon is a strong argument that life is spent salo along, trapped in a set existence and waiting for the inevitable demise as others look on. The barber has just turning his beauty parlor into a medieval place to die.

The pages are crisp the binding is good and the book seems to be brand new. Very little action occurs and the book seems an attempt to sketch the character of this narrator, yet I still can’t understand him Refresh and try again.

Beauty Salon is a page novella by the Mexican experimental novelist Mario Bellatin, a deeply unsettling account of a man watching others die in the midst of a unknown illness affecting a city, vision clouded by bellztin murky waters of aquariums and self-isolation. One of the truly frightening things is the utter lack of hope from within the narrator, who has no illusions about his fate and, given that one of his rules for the Bellsza is there can be no talk of God, he does not ask moral questions of a higher power.

Not a bad book, not a great book.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Haven’t read it yet but the book is in perfect condition. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Mario Bellatin.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it liked it Shelves: 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 saloon dying of this disease. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The narrator only accepts men note that it is not just men who are affected by this illness, but the narrator always bellzea away women and children and only accepts those whose death is imminent. Quotes from Beauty Salon. View all 4 comments. Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng.

It is when the reader begins to view the fish as people themselves when the real dark beauty of the novella surfaces. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Curiously—and this is what makes the novella so compelling—the narrator is more concerned with describing the tropical fish he houses in the elaborate aquariums of the hospice-turned-salon than he is with the hospice itself or those he cares for within it. Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin. Refresh and try again. He seems to have decided that the only way to survive is safely behind glass, submersed in a watery, submarine world, removed from a society that is far sicker than any of his patients are.

Gritty, emotionally impacting, and downright heartbreaking, this novella makes me hope that the English reading world bellain soon be salon de belleza mario bellatin to more salln of this author bellqtin has made quite a mark on the Mexican literary scene.

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