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ISBN-10: 1628973986
ISBN-13: 9781628973983
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 11/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 6.07" W, 2.27" H

Antagony

Translator: Brendan Riley

Paperback

Price: $29.95

Overview

This potent drama, a collected volume of Goytisolo’s famed tetralogy following a Catalan family, is widely regarded as one of the most profound inquiries ever undertaken on literary creation.

Antagony surveys the social history of Barcelona and Catalonia, primarily since the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. The work, originally published as a tetralogy and now collected into one volume, follows the youth and education of Raúl Ferrer Gaminde, son of a well-connected, middle-class Catalan family that embraces Franco and Spanish Nationalism. Its potent drama plays out through Goytisolo’s crisp, forceful presentation of youth, humor, optimism, rebellion, violence, sexual awakening, indulgence, punishment, and the realization of one’s artistic vocation. Alternately modern and historical, Antagony displays intelligent realism, emotional gravity, profane beauty, brute vulgarity, sweeping rhetorical scope, and seamless transitions through long, streaming passages of narrative and introspection.

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Winner of the 2023 Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award

"The story is long but engaging as the novel morphs into a memorial to a humanist civilization under siege, its icons not just Joyce, but also other modernists such as Proust and Hermann Broch. It holds up just fine in such company." Kirkus Reviews

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Details

ISBN-10: 1628973986
ISBN-13: 9781628973983
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 11/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 6.07" W, 2.27" H
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