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Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: The Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels

Stanley Black


Juan Goytisolo is arguably Spain's foremost contemporary novelist. This book is one of the few major studies in English to examine all of his mature works, from ‘Senas de identidad’ in 1966 to ‘Las semanas del jardin’, published in 1997. It focuses on the interface between the thematic content of the novels and its formal expression, viewing this as the crucial nexus of their meaning. Goytisolo's writing is, in his own words, a ‘commitment of myself … for a transformation of the world.’ This book dissects the nature of the relationship between writer and reader to show how Goytisolo's politica ... More

Keywords: Juan Goytisolo, Senas de identidad, Las semanas del jardin, thematic content, formal expression, political commitment, meaning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238362
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313387


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Black, author