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Terenci Moix

Biography

Terenci Moix was born Ramón Moix Meseguer in Barcelona in 1942. He left school at the age of fourteen and travelled around Europe. He discovered 1960s pop culture, particularly the cinema, but also had wide interests, all of which was self-taught. On return to Barcelona, he was openly gay (which was then illegal in Spain). He wrote a couple of thrillers under the pseudonym of Ray Sorel. Initially, he wrote primarily in Catalan but then started writing in Spanish as well, which Catalans saw as a betrayal. He had huge success with his novel No digas que fue un sueño [Don’t Say It Was A Dream], based on the Anthony and Cleopatra story and then wrote four more novels about ancient Egypt. He went onto to write numerous works, including novels, stories and non-fiction, including several works on the cinema. For a while he was a television presenter. His books are often autobiographical, deal with Catalan culture and homosexuality and were critical of the values of the Franco regime. He died in 2003. None of his books has been published in English. His sister was the novelist Ana María Moix.

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Bibliography

1963 Besaré tu cadáver (under te pseudonym Ray Sorel)
1964 El desordre
1964 Han matado a una rubia (under te pseudonym Ray Sorel)
1957 Introducció a la història del cinema (1895-1967). (cinema)
1968 La torre dels vicis capitals
1969 Onades sobre una roca deserta
1969 El dia que va morir Marilyn [The Day Marilyn Died]
1970 El sadismo de nuestra infancia (stories)
1970 Terenci del Nil: viatge sentimental a Egipte; seguit de Terra dels faraons. (travel)
1971 Món mascle
1971 Crónicas italianas (travel)
1971 Hollywood Stories (cinema)
1972 La Torre dels Vicis Capitals (stories)
1972 Siro o la increada consciència de la raça
1973Hollywood Stories II (cinema)
1974 Terenci als U.S.A. (travel)
1974 Tartan dels micos contra l’estreta de l’Ensanxe (drama)
1976 La caiguda de l’imperi sodomita i altres històries herètiques (stories)
1976 Sadístic, esperpèntic i àdhuc metafísic
1978 Lilí Barcelona i altres travestís : tots els contes (stories)
1980 Assassinar amb l’amor i altres contes dels anys seixanta. Tots els contes II (stories)
1983 Nuestra Virgen de los mártires
1984 Amami, Alfredo! Polvo de estrellas
1984 Narracions (stories)
1984 Las Grandes estrellas del cine (cinema)
1986 No digas que fue un sueño
1988 El sueño de Alejandría
1988 Els Barcelonins. (on Barcelona)
1990 El cine de los sábados (memoirs)
1991 Garras de astracán
1991 La herida de la esfinge
1991 Mis inmortales del cine. Hollywood, años 40 (cinema)
1992 El sexe dels àngels
1993 Suspiros de España
1993 El Beso de Peter Pan (memoirs)
1994 Venus Bonaparte
1995 Mujercísimas
1995 Màrius Byron (story)
1995 Sufrir de amores (essay)
1996 El amargo don de la belleza
1998 Extraño en el paraíso (memoirs)
1999 Chulas y famosas
1999 El demonio (stories)
2001 Mis inmortales del cine. Hollywood, años 30 (cinema)
2002 El arpista ciego
2003 Cuentos completos (stories)
2003 Tots els contes (stories)
2003 Mis inmortales del cine. Años 60 (cinema)
2007 Historia social del cómic (comics)