Marks of Identity

Spanish Literature Series
Juan Goytisolo
Translated by Gregory Rabassa

An exile returns to Spain from France to find that he is repelled by the fascism of Franco’s Spain and drawn to the world of Muslim culture. In this novel, Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most celebrated novelists, speaks for a generation of Spaniards who were small children during the Spanish Civil War, grew up under a stifling dictatorship, and, in many cases, emigrated in desperation from their dying country.

Upon his return, the narrator confronts the most controversial political, religious, social, and sexual issues of our time with ferocious energy and elegant prose. Torn between the Islamic and European worlds around him, he finds both ultimately unsatisfactory. In the end, only displacement survives.

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Translated by Gregory Rabassa
Publication: Spanish Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 352
ISBN-13: 9781564784537
GTIN13: 9781564784537
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Language: eng
List price: $13.95