The Carnivorous Lamb

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 19, 2010 - 400 pages
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The latest in the Little Sister's Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems: a viciously funny, shocking yet ultimately moving 1975 novel, an allegory of Franco's Spain, about a young gay man (the self-described "carnivorous lamb") coming of age with a mother who despises him, a father who ignores him, and a brother who loves him.Author Agustin Gomez-Arcos left his native Spain for France in the 1960s to escape its censorship policies. The Carnivorous Lamb, originally written in French, won the Prix Hermes, and this, its 1984 English translation, was widely acclaimed.
 

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User Review  - Steve Woods - Goodreads

This is a truly outstanding piece of writing. It charts the life of a young boy suffering the rejection of his mother and the emotional absence of his father in a truly abusive and dysfunctional ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sketchbook - Goodreads

Comedy shatters tyrannical authority. In this remarkable novel the self-exiled Spanish author, then living in France, uses dark humor to indict the tyranny of Franco, the Catholic Church and the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
2
Chapter 3
30
Chapter 4
46
Chapter 5
58
Chapter 6
69
Chapters 78
86
Chapter 9
119
Chapter 10
140
Chapters 1213
182
Chapter 14
223
Chapters 1516
247
Chapter 17
276
Chapters 1819
298
Chapter 20
341
Appendices
343
Back Cover Material
358

Chapter 11
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