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- DescriptionLegend has it that Count Julian opened the gates of Spain to the Moorish invaders and introduced eight hundred years of Islamic influence. The narrator dreams of ather invasion of his fatherland. Destruction will be total - myths central to the Hispanic psyche will crumble: the myth of the Christian knight always ready to do battle to defend the faith, the myth of the macho male and its inverse the virgin female, and the myth of the heroic Spanish personality forged in the rout of Islam. The hatred of Spain is intense but it is a hatred that recognizes the debt the exile owes to his homeland.
- Author BiographyBorn in Barcelona in 1931, Juan Goytisolo is Spain's greatest living writer. A bitter opponent of the Franco regime, his early novels were banned in Spain. In 1956 he moved to Paris. Since then he has written extensively on the city as melting-pot, the expulsion of the Moors from Europe and the art of reading. In 2004 Goytisolo was awarded the Juan Rulfo International Latin American and Caribbean Prize for Literature, and in 2014 he won the prestigious Cervanted Prize in recognition of his life's work. He lives in Morocco.
- Author(s)Juan Goytisolo
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication15/09/1989
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published1998
- ImprintSerpent's Tail
- Weight250 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byHelen Lane
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain
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