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The virtues of the solitary bird

Author: Juan Goytisolo; Helen R Lane
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 1991.
Series: Masks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Goytisolo, great writers are 'solitary birds' whose voice is an enchanting cry that pierces time. On his hospital bed, the persecuted narrator identifies with St John of the Cross, himself forced by the Inquisition to swallow his Treatise on the Qualities of the Solitary Bird. Through a scintillating succession of visions, soliloquies and ecstatic chants he converses with the banished saint. The agencies of
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goytisolo, Juan.
Virtues of the solitary bird.
London : Serpent's Tail, 1991
(OCoLC)551447518
Online version:
Goytisolo, Juan.
Virtues of the solitary bird.
London : Serpent's Tail, 1991
(OCoLC)608806747
Named Person: Ibn-i Farīd; John of the Cross, Saint; Ibn-i Farīd; John of the Cross, Saint
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Goytisolo; Helen R Lane
ISBN: 1852421754 9781852421755
OCLC Number: 24638309
Language Note: Translation of: Las virtudes del pʹajaro solitario.
Description: 162 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Masks.
Other Titles: Virtudes del pájaro solitario.
Responsibility: Juan Goytisolo ; translated by Helen Lane.

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Weaving together elements of philosophy, history and the terror of the Plague, this novel by the Spanish author Juan Goytisolo was inspired by the story of St John of the Cross.  Read more...

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