Wow! Two days in a row I’m reposting Arab Lit (in English). Today Marcia Lynx Qualey brings up (& sends us to a dossier on) one of my very favorite Spanish-born Maghrebi-by-choice writers: Juan Goytisolo (5 January 1931 – 4 June 2017), someone I had hoped to eventually meet — something that was unhappily not to be. In my library Goytisolo’s books do not stand on the Spanish Lit … Read more Juan Goytisolo – Tangier, Havana and the Treasonous Intellectual
The great Juan Goytisolo, for me the most interesting Spanish writer of his generation, was awarded the prestigious Cervantes Prize for 2014. Below the pix, the CNA (Catalan News Agency) report on the event. Juan Goytisolo, author from Barcelona, scoops prestigious Cervantes Prize 2014 CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The winner of the Cervantes Prize 2014 is Catalan author Juan Goytisolo, who has developed his entire literary career in Spanish and … Read more Bravo, Juan Goytisolo!