Juan sin Tierra

Juan sin Tierra / Juan the Landless

Novel , 1975

Ed. Grijalbo

The text focuses on Goytisolo's surreal exploration and rejection of his own roots, Catholic Spain's repression of Muslims, Jews and gays, his ancestors' exploitation of Cuban slaves and his own forging of a language at once poetic, politic and ironic that celebrates the erotic act of writing and and the anarchic joy of being the ultimate outsider. In Juan the Landless, Juan Goytisolo defiantly re-invents tradition and the world as a man without a home, without a country, in praise of pariahs.