Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Blind Rider by Juan Goytisolo

Reviews of Juan Goytisolo's The Blind Rider

Time is the blind rider, a force nobody can unsaddle, ravaging all that appears enduring, transforming landscapes, reducing dreams to ashes. Juan Goytisolo, Spain's most significant living novelist, began writing this lyrical book of mourning and memory in November 1996, a month after the death of his wife, Monique Lange. It took him six years to complete.

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The Blind Rider represents the 10th and self-proclaimed final novel of Spain's greatest living writer, Juan Goytisolo. Translated from Spanish, Rider is a tale not easily categorised – solemn yet fast-paced, nostalgic yet bitter, effortless yet philosophical.

You can find the full review here.

Spanish writer 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.

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