Vol. IV, #2 Juan Goytisolo / Ishmael Reed

Julio Ortega, “An Interview with Juan Goytisolo” Juan Goytisolo, “A Cervantine Reading of Three Trapped Tigers“ Juan Goytisolo, “Literature Pursued by Politics” Juan Goytisolo, “Language, Ideal Beauty, and Effective Reality” Juan Goytisolo, “Vicissitudes of Mudejarism: Juan Ruiz, Cervantes, Galdos” Luigi Read on! →

Revising Juan the Landless

Context N°22 I have always rejected the term “experimental” in relation to my novels following Marks of Identity. Every work that aspires to be innovative does just that, experiment, but its contribution to the tree of literature can’t be reduced Read on! →


Juan the Landless

Juan Goytisolo’s radical revision of his masterpiece Juan the Landless is the starting-point for this new translation by renowned translator Peter Bush. The new text focuses on Goytisolo’s surreal exploration and rejection of his own roots… Read on! →


The Sea

“The Sea is sordid and illuminating, beautiful, haunting, poetic, and full of love for its characters.”
— Agustí Villaronga Read on! →

Reading Guide

Context N°11 We asked our academic advisors to name which bookstores in the U.S. have the best backlist of literary fiction, which out-of-print works should be reissued, and which literary websites are most notable. The following lists were compiled from Read on! →

Reading Guide

Context N°13 We asked our academic and bookstore advisors across the country to respond to a number of questions. The following lists were compiled from their responses. BEST LITERARY REVIEW SOURCES Our advisors were asked to name the literary review Read on! →

Helen Lane, 1921 – 2004

Context N°16 by Ronald Christ Helen Lane, who died August 29, 2004, at the age of 83, was the preeminent translator of French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian fiction. Among the long list of authors she translated are Augusto Roa Bastos, Read on! →

Letter from Sarajevo

Context N°18 by John Taylor If you struggle with the moral questions raised by the disastrous political commitments of certain otherwise stimulating or even essential writers, then ponder this anecdote. It goes back to the years 1992-95, when Sarajevo was Read on! →