Telón de boca

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El Aleph Editores, Jan 1, 2003 - Fiction - 99 pages
Este libro nos presenta tres personajes: uno ausente; se trata de una mujer, indirectamente evocada; el que fue su marido;y un doble de éste que le interroga e increpa. Al traspasar la frontera de la vejez, el viudo anticipa la cercanía del cruce en que su existencia personal y la trayectoria del mundo se bifurcarán para siempre. La eminencia del no ser, le induce a examinar con una lucidez excenta de todo sentimentalismo y nostalgia las instantáneas de un pasado que se desvanecerá con él. Existe una secuencia de personajes y situaciones emblemáticas que se engendran unos a otros, se alternan y se yuxtaponen en un constante discurrir caviloso. Telón de boca, en el último itinerario del autor, es una suerte de final de viaje.

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Goytisolo first became known in the United States for his novel The Young Assassins (1954), the story of juvenile delinquents corrupted by social conditions during and immediately after the Spanish civil war. His depictions of the spiritual emptiness and moral decay of Spain under the Franco regime led to the censorship of some of his works there, and he moved to Paris in 1957. In 1966 he published Marks of Identity, which would eventually form a trilogy with Count Julian (1970) and Juan the Landless (1975). Count Julian is an exile's view of Spain, with Spanish history, literature, and language derisively viewed for the purpose of destroying them so that they might be reinvented. Formally, it is a "new novel" along the lines of Robbe-Grillet's formulations. Makbara (1980), a misogynous novel, also attacks capitalism. Landscapes after the Battle (1982), based loosely on the life of Lewis Carroll is, in fact, a self-conscious novel concerned mainly with the problems involved in writing novels.

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