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It is also a story of his family history and the lives of his friends. Review to come, but until then: There were so many serious, humorless intellectuals at that time determined to ignore the immense df between the happy Russian peasant fairy story and the blood identidqd that was going on behind the scenes. Goytisolo, from the punctuation free opening, throws the reader into the paradoxes, fears and contradictions of its narrator’s life in Spain and France mostly Barcelona jdentidad Pariseven using mysterious second person led prose for the majority of the book inexplicably switching to “Alvaro” and “I” at various points to simultaneously evoke distance and empathy.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The story is not hard to read though, once the reader has grown accustomed to the structure. In Paris, he worked as a consultant for the publisher Gallimard while he was also working on his own oeuvre. I loved every pa Frustrating at times, brilliant at others, peculiar at all times.

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There were so many serious, humorless intellectuals at that time determined to ignore the immense chasm between the happy Russian peasant fair Goytisolo’s book is about a very serious, cultured, gay man from a wealthy family in Spain, who went into exile in Paris to escape Franco’s regime. Like a good art book there is a good degree of ambiguity although his political views are not.

Such an anti-intellectual exercise! Recently a friend gave me “La sombra del viento” Shadow of the Wind in Spanish to read. Another space for breath is the dialogue – quickfire, charged, witty, lively and revealing – which gives a meandering book moments of almost narrative thrust.

Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. I was enjoying it and reached the half way point when I was heading south for a vacation. Editorial Seix Barral, S. The story is simple.

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The sad god of his idfntidad was watching over the emptiness with his extended dead arms. Other acts of violence, other deaths had disappeared without leaving a trace, and the organized and somnolent life of the tribe went on insatiably along its course. Challenging, but beautiful and thought-provoking.

In the end, only displacement survives. Excellent product, excellent shipping. In the seventines he visited Marrakech ofently.

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Read in Spanish French and Catalan as well. But the longer it goes the less point there seems to be, and this for a number of very good and interesting reasons. Upon his return, the narrator confronts the most controversial political, religious, social, and sexual issues of our time with ferocious energy and elegant prose. Patrick Dombrowski rated it really liked it Aug 18, Looming large are the historical and political shadows peasant uprisings, protests, manically detailed descriptions of police surveillance but many aspects of personal and national identity are represented, everything from the cultural bull fighting festivals to the artistic the running theme throughout of the problematic documentary making process.

Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion Publisher: The “story” is divided into 8 parts and most are cleverly goytisol with an inner and outer shell that provide small temporal aids and points of references.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Pero merece la pena. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. While certainly an incredibly difficult book to read – the plot is not linear at all, the punctuation is very creative – Goytisolo’s talent is managing to hook you in regardless. Paul McNeil rated it liked it Feb 23,