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Count Julian (Trilogía Álvaro Mendiola #2)

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Exiled in Tangiers, cut off from home and country, the narrator of Count Julian rants against the homeland he was forced to leave: Spain. The second novel in Juan Goytisolo's trilogy (including Marks of Identity and Juan the Landless), this story of an exiled Spaniard confronts all of Goytisolo's own worst fears about fascist Spain.
Paperback, Spanish Literature Series, 204 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published 1970)
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Justin Evans
Aug 13, 2014 Justin Evans rated it it was amazing
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I wasn't all that keen on Marks of Identity, the first of Goytisolo's trilogy. It had a couple of memorable scenes, but otherwise seemed to be difficult for the sake of difficulty. Luckily, CJ is substantially shorter, so I was willing to give it a chance; and I just read Gibbon's paragraph on the original Count Julian, which reminded me of this book.

And I'm glad it did. I only wish I knew i) Spanish and ii) much more about Spanish literary history, because I suspect there's a lot going on here
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David Harrison
Jan 20, 2015 David Harrison rated it really liked it
This is the first novel I have read using 'stream of consciousness' as its mode of narration. Although somewhat jarring and confusing at first, the stream of consciousness continues on at a rapid pace and you become totally immersed in the world (both internal and external)of the character. For a while, I found the often random, interrupting, unconnected thoughts to be difficult to follow and caused me to lose sight of the main point of certain sections in the narrative, however they added to th ...more
David
May 12, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After enjoying "Señas de identidad" I followed up with this book "Reivindicación del conde don Julián" (this is the original title).

First published in 1970, Goytisolo wants to vindicate Count Julian, who allowed the Moors to invade Spain in the eighth century after the last Visigoth king, Rodrigo raped one of his daughters. Why vindication? Goytisolo was exiled to Morocco fearing the harsh politics of General Franco, and his book would not be published in Spain till after Franco's death in 1975.
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Annie Primera
Dec 19, 2010 Annie Primera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Serían cinco estrellas si le hubiera entendido algo =(
Hermochi
Nov 28, 2016 Hermochi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Qué libro tan difícil. Jamás he leído algo con tantas referencias con un estilo tan oscuro. Es una novela que funciona como amalgama onírica de situaciones que le ocurren al personaje, con pensamientos, conversaciones, de forma que está todo entremezclado y no se diferencia bien qué está pasando. Menos mal que la edición es una maravilla y te permite seguir bien la lectura.

Por lo demás, me ha gustado mucho la crítica a la España oxidada y los valores patrios que puede ser revisionados, aunque s
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Iñaki Tofiño
Curiosa lectura para los tiempos que corren; ¿reivindicar la figura del conde don Julián, la traición y la invasión musulmana de España?
Evidentemente no hay que leerlo en clave "Charlie Hebdo", seguramente nada más lejos de la intención del autor que defender el terrorismo fundamentalista. Su idea es claramente otra: luchar contra los esencialismos, defender la hibridez, la mezcla, el Otro musulmán enraizado, mal que a algunos les pese, en la historia de España.
Un buen punto de partida para refl
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Desde la trilogía formada por Señas de identidad, Don Julián y Juan sin tierra, que le situó entre los mejores autores de la literatura española contemporánea, la obra narrativa de Juan Goytisolo (Barcelona, 1931) ha derivado en cada nueva singladura hacia territorios inexplorados que cuestionan siempre el género de la ficción. Esta voluntad de ir a contracorriente ha propiciado la gestación de te ...more
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