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

Stanley Black

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    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
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages101-132
    JournalSociocriticism
    VolumeXXX
    Issue number1 & 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Apocalypticism
    Late Style
    Autobiography
    Social Context
    Metafiction
    Autonomy
    Dichotomy
    Writer
    Exile
    Minorities

    Keywords

    • apocalyptic
    • integrated
    • exile
    • late style
    • autonomy
    • heteronomy
    • Bourdieu
    • Umberto Eco

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

    Vol. XXX, No. 1 & 2, 2015, p. 101-132.

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