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Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of ContagionThe Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels$
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Stanley Black

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238362

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313387

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(p.1) Introduction
Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion
Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the evolution of the radical aesthetics in the novels of Spanish author Juan Goytisolo beginning in the period after the publication of Señas de identidad in 1966. This volume examines the manifestations of the aesthetic principles in some of Goytisolo's works including Reivindicación del conde don Julián, Juan sin tierra, and Makbara. It also describes Goytisolo's attempts to translate social concerns into aesthetic practice in his post–1966 works.

Keywords:   Juan Goytisolo, radical aesthetics, novels, Reivindicación del conde don Julián, Juan sin tierra, Makbara, aesthetic principles, social concerns

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