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Galaxia Gutenberg, 1999 - Fiction - 313 pages
Juan Goytisolo, en su esfuerzo constante por ampliar las fronteras del lenguaje, escribió Makbara, una de las altas cotas expresivas de la literatura contemporánea. Cada uno de los episodios que componen esta obra se revela como un atrevido tejido de imágenes, reflejo de una realidad múltiple y cambiante que seduce y atrapa definitivamente al lector. El libro constituye en su conjunto un brillante poema narrativo, de hábil expresión rítmica, en el que el autor, con su estilo personal e irrepetible, invita a la exploración del otro y al descubrimiento de lo ajeno.

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About the author (1999)

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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