The Carnivorous Lamb

Front Cover, Limited, Oct 19, 2010 - 400 pages
14 Reviews
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  - Zev Valera - Goodreads

I cannot believe that somehow this book circled beyond the scope of my radar for so many years. Had it not been for the recommendation of my dear friend and fellow writer Vastine Bondurant, with whom ... 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

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