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Against Integration: Apocalypticism and Late Style in Juan Goytisolo’s El exiliado de aquí y allá .

Black, Stanley (2015) Against Integration: Apocalypticism and Late Style in Juan Goytisolo’s El exiliado de aquí y allá . Sociocriticism, XXX (1 & 2). pp. 101-132. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Juan Goytisolo’s final novel, El exiliado de aquí y allá (2008), marks a high point of his apocalyptic vision in which autobiography, metafiction and social concern fuse to address the perennial conundrum of the minority writer: how to maintain artistic autonomy while also engaging effectively with the social context. In this novel as in other works of this late phase, here identified as an example of what Said called «late style», the author achieves this by thematising the dilemma. This approach lends itself to a Bourdieusian reading which shows how in the debate surrounding apocalyptic and integrated intellectuals, originally posited by Eco and latterly taken up by Antonio Muñoz Molina, Goytisolo may be seen to dissolve the dichotomy by satirically engaging, from the perspective of the exile, with the mechanics of that culture and its technological advances, adopting Eco ́s own recommendation to «make their contradictions explode... both from within and without

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:apocalyptic, integrated, exile, late style, autonomy, heteronomy, Bourdieu, Umberto Eco
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Modern Languages
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:32414
Deposited By: Dr Stanley Black
Deposited On:13 Oct 2015 07:32
Last Modified:09 Mar 2017 15:26

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