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Juan Goytisolo

Biography

Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931. His father was on the Republican side during the Civil War, while his mother was killed in an attack by Franco’s forces on Barcelona in 1938. His father’s wealth came from his grandfather’s Cuban sugar plantation. He had a conventional education in religious schools. His first novel was published when he was only twenty-three. Soon after, he went into voluntary exile in France after his second novel was censored. His later works were banned in Spain till the death of Franco. While in France he married Monique Lange, a book editor. After her death in 1996, he moved to Marrakech. As well as novels, he has written travel works, many essays, including many political ones, journalism and memoirs. Much of his writing has been critical of the Franco regime. While he was initially a realist, his later work is more experimental, with little plot. He died in 2017.

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Scourge of the new Spain
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Juan Goytisolo (in Spanish)
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Goytisolo, Juan (in Spanish)
Vamos a menos (highly critical article on contemporary Spanish literature by Goytisolo) (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
El espejismo generacional (article by Goytisolo – in Spanish)
Obituary (in Spanish)
Obituary (in Spanish)
Obituary (in Spanish)

Bibliography

1954 Campos de Níjar (The Countryside of Nijar) (travel)
1954 Juegos de manos (The Young Assassins) (novel)
1955 Duelo en el Paraíso (Children of Chaos) (novel)
1957 El circo (novel)
1958 Fiestas (Fiestas) (novel)
1958 La resaca (novel)
1959 Problemas de la novela (essays)
1960 Para vivir aquí (novel)
1961 La isla (UK: Sands of Torremolinos, US: Island of Women) (novel)
1962 Pueblo en marcha. Tierras de Manzanillo. Instantáneas de un viaje a Cuba (travel)
1962 Fin de Fiesta. Tentativas de interpretación de una historia amorosa (The Party’s Over: Four Attempts to Define a Love Story) (stories)
1962 La Chanca (novel)
1966 Señas de identidad (Marks of Identity) (novel)
1966 Examen de conciencia
1967 Furgón de cola (essays)
1970 Reivindicación del conde don Julián (Count Julian; Don Julián) (novel)
1975 Juan sin Tierra (Juan the Landless) (novel)
1977 Disidencias (essays)
1978 Libertad, libertad, libertad (essays)
1979 España y los españoles (essays)
1980 Makbara (Makbara) (novel)
1982 Crónicas sarracinas (Saracen Chronicles) (essays)
1985 Coto vedado (Forbidden Territory) (memoirs)
1985 Paisajes después de la batalla (Landscapes after the Battle) (novel)
1985 Contracorrientes (essays)
1986 En los reinos de taifa (Realms of Strife) (memoirs)
1987 Space in Motion (essays)
1988 Alquibla (TV screenplay)
1988 Las virtudes del pájaro solitario (The Virtues of the Solitary Bird) (novel)
1989 Estambul otomano (travel)
1990 Aproximaciones a Gaudí en Capadocia (travel)
1991 La cuarentena (Quarantine) (novel)
1993 Cuaderno de Sarajevo (travel)
1993 La saga de los Marx (The Marx Family Saga) (novel)
1994 Argelia en el vendaval (travel)
1995 El bosque de las letras (essays)
1995 El sitio de los sitios (State of Siege) (novel)
1996 Paisajes de guerra con Chechenia al fondo (travel)
1996 Disidencias (essays)
1997 El universo imaginario
1997 Lectura del espacio en Xemaá-El-Fná
1997 De la Ceca a la Meca. Aproximaciones al mundo islámico (essays)
1997 Las semanas del jardín (The Garden of Secrets) (novel)
1999 Cogitus interruptus (essays)
2000 Diálogo sobre la desmemoria, los tabúes y el olvido (with Günter Grass))
2000 Carajicomedia (A Cock-Eyed Comedy) (novel)
2000 El peaje de la vida (with Sami Naïr) (essays)
2001 Paisajes de guerra: Sarajevo, Argelia, Palestina, Chechenia (Landscapes of War) (travel)
2001 Tradición y disidencia (criticism)
2001 Pájaro que ensucia su propio nido (journalism)
2002 Memorias
2002 Aproximaciones a Gaudí en Capadocia (travel)
2003 España y sus Ejidos
2003 Telón de boca (The Blind Rider) (novel)
2003 Cinema Eden: Essays from the Muslim Mediterranean (essays)
2004 El Lucernario: la pasión crítica de Manuel Azaña (essays)
2005 Ella = Elle = Hiya (essay on his late wife)
2007 Ensayos escogidos (essays)
2007 Contra las sagradas formas (essay)
2008 El exiliado de aquí y allá (Exiled from Almost Everywhere) (novel)
2009 Ensayos sobre José Ángel Valente (essays)
2009 Ensayos literarios (1967-1999) (essays)
2009 Genet en el Raval (biography)
2010 Blanco White: El Español y la independende Hispanoamérica (biography of José María Blanco White)
2012 Ardores, cenizas, desmemoria (poetry)
2013 Belleza sin ley (essays)
2015 El erial y sus islas (articles)