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In Makbara, Juan Goytisolo--widely considered Spain's greatest living writer--again dazzles the reader with his energetic, stylistic prose, which he himself compares to a snake: cunning, sly, sinuous. But the themes in Makbara are perhaps more universal than in his earlier works. Makbara is full of its own kind of warmth, humor, and love. After all, makbara is an Arab word referring to the spot in North African cemeteries where young couples meet for romantic encounters. Sex, for Goytisolo, is clearly the greatest cosmic joke, the great leveller. "Sex," he says, "is above all freedom."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564785060
ISBN-10: 1564785068
Format: Hardback
(211mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Juan Goytisolo

Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona at 1931. A vocal opponent of Franco, he left Spain for France in 1956.

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