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e-Book State of Siege epub download

Author: Helen Lane,Juan Goytisolo
ISBN: 0872864065
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: City Lights Publishers; First US edition. edition (September 1, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size ePUB: 1523 kb
Size Fb2: 1295 kb
Size DJVU: 1970 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 110
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book State of Siege epub download

by Helen Lane,Juan Goytisolo



Juan Goytisolo (Author), Helen Lane (Translator)

Juan Goytisolo (Author), Helen Lane (Translator). The often-confounding, but ultimately rewarding, narrative lines running circles through State of Siege find Spanish novelist Goytisolo combining a Borgesian spirit of play with the lyrically righteous anger at oppression perfected by Eduardo Galeano.

State of Siege (Paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Juan Goytisolo (author), Helen Lane (translator). State of Siege is a novel of pure fiction, but infinitely more powerful than all the big speeches about Bosnia. -Le Nouvel Observateur "A passionate dialogue with the reader, a reflection on privacy and commitment, with the steady vigilant presence of a great literary voice.

She translated works by numerous important authors including Jorge Amado, Augusto Roa Bastos, Marguerite Duras, Juan Goytisolo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Curzio Malaparte, Juan Carlos Onetti, Octavio Paz, Nélida Piñon, and Luisa Valenzuela. She was a recipient of the National Book Award.

Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931 and lives in Marrakech

A traveler looks out his hotel window on a war-torn city  . Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931 and lives in Marrakech. In 1993, he was awarded the Nelly Sachs Prize for his literary achievement and contribution to world culture. His translated works include a two-volume autobiography, Forbidden Territory and Realms of Strife, the novels Marks of Identity, Count Julian, Juan the Landless, Quarantine, Virtues of a Solitary Bird, The Marx Family Saga, and The Garden of Secrets, and the essays Saracen Chronicles and Landscapes of Wa. .

State of Siege is a novel of pure fiction, but infinitely more powerful than all the big . Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931 His most recent books are State of Siege, The Garden of Secrets.

State of Siege is a novel of pure fiction, but infinitely more powerful than all the big speeches about Bosnia. -Le Nouvel Observateur. A passionate dialogue with the reader, a reflection on privacy and commitment, with the steady vigilant presence of a great literary voice. Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931. Since 1956 he has lived in voluntary exile outside Spain and now lives in Marrakesh. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Juan Rulfo International Latin American and Carribean Prize for Literature. His most recent books are State of Siege, The Garden of Secrets, Landscapes of War, and The Marx Family Saga.

This book starts as a conventional story of a siege, snipers and ruined buildings but then becomes something more complex including poems and dream sequences arranged in a lot of short chapters

This book starts as a conventional story of a siege, snipers and ruined buildings but then becomes something more complex including poems and dream sequences arranged in a lot of short chapters. There is very little direct speech and the 'story' is told by several different voices. Goytisolo packs a lot into a few pages and perhaps the best section concerns an imagined siege in Paris. You will think of Sarajevo, Rwanda and perhaps the Holocaust after reading this powerful book. Find similar books Profile.

The action involves the death of a man resembling Goytisolo who visits Sarajevo when Serbs blockaded it between 1992 and 1996, and killed more than 10,000 people.

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State of Siege now reads like painful literary prophecy. Ben Ehrenreich, Voice Literary Supplement.

A traveler looks out his hotel window on a war-torn city. A mortar explodes in his room and, when the police arrive, the corpse has disappeared and only a notebook of apocryphal writings and poems is found. These enigmas lead into a labyrinth, where blind and barbarous forces lay siege to individual lives and diverse cultures.

"State of Siege is a novel of pure fiction, but infinitely more powerful than all the big speeches about Bosnia."—Le Nouvel Observateur

"A passionate dialogue with the reader, a reflection on privacy and commitment [engagement], with the steady vigilant presence of a great literary voice."—Le Monde

"The reader is thrown into the unreality of a besieged city, as if a firm hand had rudely pushed him out of the tank that brought him from the airport."—L’Express

"For the Spaniard Juan Goytisolo, writing is a dangerous adventure."—Lire

"Dreams, reminiscences of the war in Spain, thoughts on the novel, borrowings from mystery and detective fiction, references to ancient cultures and Arabic culture, numerous allusions to the narrative structure of Don Quixote—these make up the form of this novel that, as the author says in an ironic and provocative way, isn’t written ‘according to the rules.’"—Fayard Presse

Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931 and lives in Marrakech. In 1993, he was awarded the Nelly Sachs Prize for his literary achievement and contribution to world culture. His translated works include a two-volume autobiography, Forbidden Territory and Realms of Strife, the novels Marks of Identity, Count Julian, Juan the Landless, Quarantine, Virtues of a Solitary Bird, The Marx Family Saga, and The Garden of Secrets, and the essays Saracen Chronicles and Landscapes of War.