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Exiled from Almost Everywhere Paperback – Apr 19 2011


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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (April 19 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564786358
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564786357
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #660,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Exiled From Almost Everywhere is perhaps the best work of Goytisolo's later period. The author, who in his 20s, wrote realistic novels that described the vulgar horrors of Franco's Spain, from which he was exiled, later began to develop a freer, less traditional, more ironic and humorous voice. Nowhere is this style more accomplished than in this novel, beautifully translated into English by Peter Bush . . . Under the appearance of a wicked romp, Exiled From Almost Everywhere is a profound work that demands close attention from its readers who, as the author confesses at the end, must remain bewildered by its Wonderland invention. Something has taken place, something has been described that escapes the frame of the story, in which, magically, reader, writer and murky protagonist coalesce.

About the Author

Ne a Barcelone, en 1931, intellectuel engage, oppose au franquisme, Juan Goytisolo s'est tres tot exile a Paris. Aujourd'hui installe a Marrakech, il est devenu un critique implacable de la civilisation occidentale. Auteur d'une quinzaine de romans et de nombreux essais, il a recu, en 1985, le prix Europalia pour l'ensemble de son uvre, en 2002 le prix Octavio Paz, en 2004 le prix Juan Rulfo de litterature latino-americaine et caribeenne, et en novembre 2008 le prestigieux Prix national des Lettres espagnoles.Photo: Circulo de Lectores.

Peter Bush has translated nine books by Juan Goytisolo, including "Exiled from Almost Everywhere" and "Juan the Landless", as well as novels by other prominent Spanish and Latin American writers.


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