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This was a bit of a brain-burner. Torn between the Islamic and European worlds around him, he finds both ultimately unsatisfactory.

All in all, this novel whetted my appetite to read more about the Spanish Civil War as well as more Goytisolo.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, idrntidad contact us. Quotes from Marks of Identity. There he met his future wife, Monique Langue and Jean Genet, who influenced his vision of literature. Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: A tomb decorated like an Egyptian sarcophagus.

Marks of Identity

Get to Know Us. The story of Marks of Identity spans from the present time,when the protagonist Alvaro returns to Spain, after many years of exile in France, which was something he entirely imposed on himself. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Pero merece la pena. These are human conditions, human crises and emotions, in a confusing setting – treatises on the uncertainty of identity.


The “story” is divided into 8 parts and most are cleverly structured with an inner and outer shell that provide small temporal aids and points of references.

Excellent product, excellent shipping. I m Review to come, but until then: In Paris, he worked as a consultant for the sras Gallimard while he was also working on his own oeuvre. Books with missing cover Articles containing Spanish-language text.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Is his Spanish attractive enough to pull a reader through the more tedious bits and the later ‘experimental’ sections? It’s been interesting to note the development of Goytisolo’s so-called serpentine style as it has developed in reverse during my backwards reading; the explosive, acidic language of Landless had cooled to a near boi Here Goytisolo’s informal trilogy comes to its end for me, although the end as I know it is marked by the trilogy’s beginning.

Each one takes a vastly different approach. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They correct him, explaining that if he fought for Franco, he fought against the Republic Search my Subject Specializations: Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Marks of Identity Spanish: Goytisolo is very critical of this and I wonder how he feels today, with tourism even more rampant in Spain and so many other countries?

There are sections which are very obviously ‘history’ Alvaro remembers interviewing the poor and the peasants; the book reproduces their stories, which aren’t at all interesting or affectingand sections which are very obviously ‘character’ Alvaro hang out in Paris trying to get laid; this is slightly more interesting than the peasants’ biographies.


Señas de identidad

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Intense and worthwhile, Marks of Identity is a constantly surprising, exquisitely detailed potrait of a man, a country and re history, wrapped up in some of the most fascinatingly disorientating linguistic gymnastics I have ever had the patience to read.

I savored every word, technique and sentence structure that he threw at me. Read in Spanish French and Catalan as well. Preview — Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo. Mixing poetry with painting and fiction with non-fiction, he explored the possibilities of language, leaving behind the social commentary of his irentidad novels.

It make me feel more interested in his life and whereabouts.

Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo

However, I found the lengthy surveillance reports by the Spanish authorities to be confusing and hard to follow and I skimmed them. In this novel, Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most celebrated novelists, takes the voice goytiaolo those Spaniards who grew up during the Spanish Civil War, when the caudillo Franco.

The narration is nonlinear and the novel is a mixture of realism, modernism and postmodernism — a tortuous blend of sarcasm and sorrow.