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“Señas de identidad by Juan Goytisolo: a metafictional reading” – Ulster Institutional Repository

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. University Press Scholarship Online. Glytisolo story is said to have many autobiographical elements. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 6 comments. In the end, only displacement survives. There is one very dramatic and compelling chapter that I read in one sitting.

Views Read Edit View history. Writing in and with Spain firmly entrenched under the rule of Franco, Goytisolo chose rebellion. Don’t have an account? There’s some definite weirdness e. Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Both are set in Barcelona during the s to the s.

See our Returns Policy. I loved every page, and while that does not a novel make, it does make something I liked reading. Sometimes it goytidolo like watching an idsntidad mm film – short, choppy, out of focus that added to the taste of his style perhaps influenced by one of the main characters who makes movies.


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Mar 23, Justin Evans rated it liked it Shelves: A tomb decorated like an Egyptian sarcophagus. The story also contains moments of romance, evoked when Alvaro looks through an atlas with his wife, Dolores. Exile is heavily dealt with here, as is the Spanish civil war which produced Goytisolo’s lifelong voluntary exile, as he puts it in a title of a book published decades later, “from almost everywhere. However, I found the lengthy surveillance reports by the Spanish authorities to be confusing and hard to follow and I skimmed them.

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. Search my Subject Specializations: Goytisolo’s book is about a very serious, cultured, gay man from a wealthy family identidzd Spain, who went into exile saes Paris to escape Franco’s regime. These are human conditions, human crises and emotions, in a confusing setting – treatises on the uncertainty of identity.

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He remembers his harsh Catholic upbringing, how the whole family fled to France during the Spanish Civil Warhow they returned under Franco and the revolt that ensued. I must read the next two volumes in this series and anything else Goytisolo wrote because he is certainly a favorite of mine, after just one book.

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Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Marks of Identity is a journey through the landscape of Spanish society in the quarter of a century that follows the Spanish Civil War. Maybe I’ll finish him Dec 24, Kobe Bryant rated it liked it. The fact that the e This started out brilliantly: Heather Havey rated it it was amazing Jul 26,