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The back matter suggests the political and Goytisolo staging an emancipatory effort. I didn't see that, in fact Goytisolo paints a historical sketch which outlives the political.
What emerges is stark. Sun, earth and an indifferent sea. Think Lowry, maybe Nooteboom's own Spanish jaunt. Don't think about Mersault. Have a glass of wine.
This is really only for the completionist. Great travel book especially ir you know already the area. I read the original "Los Campos de Nijar" some time ago in Spanish, and it was with some excitement that I began to read this translation by Peter Bush.
Whilst it is true that the translation follows the original text faithfully, it loses it's essence and rhythm in English - the beauty of the original is in the use of vocabulary particular to Almeria and the way of speaking by its inhabitants. Although Juan Goytisolo speaks Spanish, his Spanish is very different to that of the peasants and worke I read the original "Los Campos de Nijar" some time ago in Spanish, and it was with some excitement that I began to read this translation by Peter Bush.
Although Juan Goytisolo speaks Spanish, his Spanish is very different to that of the peasants and workers that he meets on his walking journey through Almeria. However, as a book Nijar Country is very good and most enjoyable. If you can't read in Spanish, then tuck in and enjoy it, but if you can There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Juan Goytisolo. Juan Goytisolo. En se le ha otorgado el Premio Cervantes de las Letras.
A vocal opponent of Franco, he left Spain for France in In Paris, he worked as a consultant for the publisher Gallimard while he was also working on his own oeuvre. There he met his future wife, Monique Langue and Jean Genet, who influenced his vision of literature.
While living in Paris, he started the most experimental side of his books. Mixing poetry with painting and fiction with non-fiction, he explored the possibilities of language, leaving behind the social commentary of his first novels. In the seventines he visited Marrakech ofently.
In he bought a house there. In , after the death of his wife, he moved there and adopted Morocco as main residence. He is widely considered one of the most important Spanish authors of his time. Books by Juan Goytisolo. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Campos de Nijar by Juan Goytisolo (Paperback, 1985)
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Campos de Níjar
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Campos De Nijar