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Juan Goytisolo (1931–2017)

Forfatter af Marks of Identity

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Juan Goytisolo Gay was born in Barcelona, Spain on January 5, 1931. He studied law at the University of Madrid and the University of Barcelona, but did not earn a degree. His first novel, The Young Assassins, was published in 1954. He wrote Children of Chaos and performed six months of military vis mere service before moving to Paris in 1956. He found work as a reader for Gallimard, one of France's premier publishing houses, and continued to write. His novels include Fiestas, Island of Women, Marks of Identity, Count Julian, Juan the Landless, Makbara, Landscapes after the Battle, The Marx Family Saga, A Cock-Eyed Comedy, State of Siege, and Exiled from Almost Everywhere. He also wrote two political travelogues entitled Countryside of Níjar and La Chanca and two memoirs entitled Forbidden Territory and Realms of Strife. He died on June 4, 2017 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Juan Goytisolo

Marks of Identity (1969) 406 eksemplarer
Count Julian (1970) 214 eksemplarer
Juan the Landless (1975) 126 eksemplarer
Landscapes After the Battle (1982) 111 eksemplarer
Makbara (1979) 108 eksemplarer
The Marx Family Saga (1993) 99 eksemplarer
State of Siege (1995) 79 eksemplarer
Children of Chaos (1958) 73 eksemplarer
The Countryside of Nijar (1973) 71 eksemplarer
A Cock-Eyed Comedy (2000) 68 eksemplarer
Para vivir aquí (1960) 67 eksemplarer
The Garden of Secrets (1997) 66 eksemplarer
Quarantine (1991) 50 eksemplarer
Fiestas (1960) 45 eksemplarer
The young assassins (1954) 40 eksemplarer
Estambul otomano (1901) 23 eksemplarer
La resaca (1959) 20 eksemplarer
Space in Motion (1987) 18 eksemplarer
Island of Women (1961) 15 eksemplarer
The Blind Rider (2005) 13 eksemplarer
El furgón de cola (1976) 13 eksemplarer
Disidencias (1977) 11 eksemplarer
La chanca (1964) 11 eksemplarer
Spanien und die Spanier (1979) 11 eksemplarer
Genet en el Raval (2008) 10 eksemplarer
Argelia en el vendaval (1994) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
La cuarentena (1991) 8 eksemplarer
Cogitus interruptus (1999) 8 eksemplarer
El circo (1972) 5 eksemplarer
Obras completas (1977) 5 eksemplarer
De la Ceca a la Meca (1997) 5 eksemplarer
El bosque de las letras (1990) 5 eksemplarer
Obra inglesa de Blanco White (1982) 4 eksemplarer
Yeryuzunde Bir Surgun (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Profecía, asedios y apocalipsis (2006) 3 eksemplarer
ERIAL Y SUS ISLAS,EL (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Belleza sin ley (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Les Cervantiades (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Contracorrientes (1985) 2 eksemplarer
Karl Marx show (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Kapadokya'da Gaudi'nin Izinde (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Libertad, libertad, libertad (1978) 2 eksemplarer
Carte de identitate (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Barzakh (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Je est un autre (French Edition) (2010) 2 eksemplarer
La longue vie des Marx (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Obras completa IV (1988-2003) (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Sands of Torreemolinos (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Trois semaines en ce jardin (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Obras completas I (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Goto vedado 1 eksemplar
Campos de Níjar- 2021 (2021) 1 eksemplar
La Forêt de l'écriture (1997) 1 eksemplar
Yasak Bölge - Anilar 1 (2015) 1 eksemplar
Súboj v Raji 1 eksemplar
Hordalék regény 1 eksemplar
Szigeti krónika 1 eksemplar
Party's Over (1966) 1 eksemplar
Carajicomedia 2000 1 eksemplar
Kusatma Hali (2015) 1 eksemplar
Resac 1 eksemplar
Juego de manos 1 eksemplar
Pueblo en marcha 1 eksemplar
El Sur 1 eksemplar
Oltre il sipario (2004) 1 eksemplar
España y sus ejidos (2003) 1 eksemplar
Ella, Elle (2010) 1 eksemplar
Ostrov 1 eksemplar
I bakvattnet 1 eksemplar
Festiviteiten 1 eksemplar
El Arbol de la literatura (1901) 1 eksemplar
Praznovanje drugih 1 eksemplar
La Guardia 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

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Spanish Stories = Cuentos Españoles (1960) — Bidragyder — 386 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Bidragyder — 330 eksemplarer
The Dedalus Book of Spanish Fantasy (1999) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver46 eksemplarer
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
De eerste vrouw (1983) — Forord, nogle udgaver18 eksemplarer
Even op verhaal komen — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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bibliotecasfj | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 20, 2023 |
Originally published in Buenos Aires in 1960, this short story collection didn't appear in Spain until after the death of Franco: Goytisolo put his fingers on rather too many of the sore points of the nationalist state for it to get past the censors. You just have to look at the opening story "Cara y cruz" to see why: two young men go out for a jolly evening in Barcelona, only to find that the police have swept the streets clean in preparation for a prestigious Catholic conference in the city. The ladies of the night have all been bussed out to Gerona, it turns out, so they set off in pursuit and find that it is indeed party time in that normally quiet town, with hundreds of displaced prostitutes all looking for work...

The seven short stories and one longer piece are all drawn from Goytisolo's experiences in Spain in the late fifties, as a student in Barcelona, doing military service, and travelling in the South with a companion presumably based on Monique Lange ("El viaje"). There's a lot of material that appears here as fiction but was re-used in a slightly different form twenty years later in the author's memoirs. In particular, the story "Otoño, en el puerto, cuando llovizina", describing the narrator's waterfront idyll with a fisherman called Raimundo, comes back pretty much in the same words in Forbidden territory.

The content of the final, longer piece, "Aqui abajo", doesn't come back in the memoirs. It describes the experiences of a university graduate doing military service in an obscure garrison town where there is essentially nothing for the army to do, and an awful lot of officers and men pretending to be doing something useful for the glory of Spain. In the narrator's case, his work mostly involves pointlessly copying lists of names from one ledger to another for a couple of hours a day. Goytisolo makes a point of telling us about the excessive drinking and whoring of the officers, about the (grass-) widows on the prowl for young men, and about the disgraceful poverty and illiteracy of the young recruits from Andalucia, all of whom are determined to do whatever it might take to avoid ever having to go back to their villages.

Interesting to see Goytisolo before he went all experimental, writing what is essentially social-realist fiction.
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thorold | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 2, 2023 |
Forbidden territory describes Goytisolo's childhood and student years in Barcelona, growing up in a conservative, bourgeois family during the civil war, and trying to flex his intellectual muscles as a young anti-establishment writer in the repressive climate of Franco's Spain in the early fifties.

There are effectively two complementary narratives going on. Most of the book is written as a conventionally-objective, linear first-person story that takes us through key moments like his mother's death in an air-raid when Juan was six; his father's exaggerated homophobia; the not-quite-sexual idyll with the fisherman Raimundo in a remote floating bar in the docks; visiting brothels with a bunch of drunken Colombians during a stay in Madrid; the first visits to Paris and his first meeting in the Gallimard office with publisher and writer Monique Lange, who would become his life-partner. But that's set against italicised chapters in which the Goytisolo of the 1980s addresses his younger self critically in the second person, in a more fluid, novelistic stream-of-consciousness style, undermining the pretence that everything is a controlled, well organised career progression.… (mere)
thorold | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 30, 2023 |
Realms of strife takes up the story in 1957, when Goytisolo is living in Paris with Monique. She has pulled him right into the centre of Paris intellectual life, rubbing shoulders with Sartre and de Beauvoir, Genet, and all the rest, and he's soon established, intoxicatingly, as the young anti-Franco intellectual-of-reference of the Left Bank. His early books are being translated into every possible language, and he's involved in protest actions and never out of the papers, in particular marshalling other writers to help get his brother Luis — also a writer — out of jail in Spain. He's soon invited to Cuba to meet the exciting new revolutionaries there, and he's organising a new Paris-based literary review to nurture the Latin American "Boom".

This all starts to come unstuck soon enough, of course: disenchantment sets in when communist friends are disciplined by the Party after Goytisolo criticises its policy on Spain, and worsens when some prominent writers on the left refuse to support protests against Castro's arrest of the Cuban poet Heberto Padilla. And then there's Algeria and Prague...

Moreover, things aren't going quite straightforwardly in his attempts at playing house with Monique and her daughter: an affair with a Moroccan building worker makes it clear to Goytisolo where his real sexual interests have always been, and a certain amount of painful renegotiation of the relationship is needed. They get through it and stay together — demonstrating once again that you can never put other people into neat categories — but in future there has to be space for Goytisolo to take off on his own to North Africa from time to time, to write and pick up men. And, of course, it is this "coming-out" exercise that also gives Goytisolo the motivation and breathing-space to relaunch his writing, shifting to more experimental books like Señas de identidad and Conde Julian.

There's a lot going on here for such a relatively short memoir: travel in Cuba, Spain, Russia and Africa; a positive shower of high-powered literary names; politics, poetry and intensely personal self-exploration; and quite a bit of unexpected comedy too. And Goytisolo complicates the narrative structure quite a bit, too, playing with the time sequence and adding third-person passages to the interplay of first and second we had in the first volume. Good stuff, well worth reading more than once.
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thorold | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 30, 2023 |



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