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"It is natural that Goytisolo should immediately bring Joyce, Malcolm Lowry, Beckett and even Nabokov to mind . . . he is fully worthy to be considered among the major innovators of our time." --V.S. Pritchett, The New Yorker<br /><br />"An epic work, to be read and re-read." --Mario Vargas Llosa<br /><br />"[A] frank and solitary writer: on a crusade for truth. . . . He's an outsider—his own man. --Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"An epic work, to be read and re-read." --Mario Vargas Llosa

"[A] frank and solitary writer: on a crusade for truth. . . . He's an outsider—his own man. --Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564785068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564785060
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,445,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1998
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First published in 1980, Makbara demonstrates a radical use of linguistic and structural experimentation. Now that Goytisolo has loosened his ties to his mother country (since completing the Mendiola trilogy), his search for his "authentic self" is challenged by the indomitable formalizations of the spoken language. The pleasure of reading Makbara comes from a reading which does not depend on such linguistic verbal formalities, and deciding whether other forms of communication are possible. This novel is intricate and challenging on all levels in accord with Goytisolo's intent that his writing is not for everyone to read.
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