By Bradley S. Epps
In this book, Epps focuses on five novels by the leading Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo. Swinging between nihilism and utopianism, Goytisolo's writing has been characterized as incendiary, even revolutionary. Epps, drawing on a range of critical material, examines these complicated turns in Goytisolo's writing. He gives special attention to the crisis of representational language; sexual politics; terrorism and anarchy; race, religion, and nationalism; and the ties between aesthetics, ethics, and politics.