Exiled from Almost Everywhere
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Exiled from Almost Everywhere

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In Exiled from Almost Everywhere, Juan Goytisolo s perverse mutant protagonist the Parisian Monster of Le Sentier is blown up by an extremist bomber and finds himself in the cyberspace of the Thereafter with an infinite collection of computer monitors. His curiosity piqued, he uses the screens at hand to explore the multiple ways war and terrorism are hyped in the Hereafte...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published 2008)
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When you reject place as the origin of identity both conceptually as well as physically, it opens a world to you that is filled with pluses and minuses in comparison to the alternative, and thats neither better or worse, its just a truth. Actually, whether it is better or worse depends on how you take this new world with its pluses and minuses. For example, when place does not define your existence, you are free to create the image of self you want without any baggage, without any reference, wit...more
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Es un hecho que el medio virtual ha desplazado a buena parte de la comunicación presencial, que por lo tanto los cafés de "Paisajes después de la batalla" han sido substituidos por los foros y los e-mails de "El exiliado de aquí y allá" y son, como se leen en las noticias acerca de atentados suicidas, el marco que permite la omnipresencia desde el cual concentrarse en las ideas más obsesivas y reconducir el descontento y la confusión que provoca la vida diaria hacia desenlaces terminales que sir...more
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Juan Goytisolo Gay was born in Barcelona at 1931. A vocal opponent of Franco, he left Spain for France in 1956.
In Paris, he worked as a consultant for the publisher Gallimard while he was also working on his own oeuvre. There he met his future wife, Monique Langue and Jean Genet, who influenced his vision of literature. He emigrated to Marrakech a year after the death of his wife in 1996.
He is w...more
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