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Inhaltsangabe: Juan Goytisolo: The Case for Chaos
232 pp. "Juan Goytisolo (born January 6, 1931 in Barcelona) is a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He currently lives in a voluntary self-exile in Marrakech. Juan Goytisolo was born to an aristocratic family. He has claimed that this level of privilege, accompanied by the cruelties of his great-grandfather and the miserliness of his grandfather (discovered through the reading of old family letters and documents), was a major reason for his joining the Communist party in his youth. Two of his brothers José Agustín and Luis are also well known writers. His father was imprisoned by the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War while his mother was killed in the first Francoist air raid in 1938. After law studies, he published his first novel, The Young Assassins, in 1954. His deep opposition to Generalissimo Francisco Franco led him into exile in Paris in 1956, where he worked as a reader for Gallimard. In the early 1960s, he was a friend of Guy Debord. Breaking with the realism of his earlier novels, he published Marks of Identity (1966), Count Julian (1970) and Juan the Landless (1975). Like all his works, they were banned in Spain until after Franco's death. Count Julian (1970, 1971, 1974) takes up, in an act of outspoken defiance, the side of Julian, count of Ceuta, a man traditionally castigated as the ultimate traitor in Spanish history. In Goytisolo's own words, he imagines "the destruction of Spanish mythology, its Catholicism and nationalism, in a literary attack on traditional Spain." He identifies himself "with the great traitor who opened the door to Arab invasion." The narrator in this novel, an exile in North Africa, rages against his beloved Spain, forming an obsessive identification with the fabled Count Julian, dreaming that, in a future invasion, the ethos and myths central to Hispanic identity will be totally destroyed."Keywords: SPANISH LITERATURE BIOGRAPHY LITERARY CRITICISM FIRST E...
Titel: Juan Goytisolo : The Case for Chaos
Verlag: Yale University Press
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, London, United Kingdom, 1990. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover in very good condition. Minor edge wear on jacket and hardcover. Page block is marked. Sticker on rear pastedown. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW. Used. Artikel-Nr. 091077