Saturday, December 10, 2005

New Books
Publishers Serpent's Tail have a knack of seeking out good books from the continent. Among the latest is Juan Goytisolo's novel The Blind Rider. Goytisolo was described by Adam Feinstein in a Guardian article as Spain's "greatest living writer". His books were banned in Spain under the Franco regime, so it is good to see him getting the international recognition his work deserves for this interesting novel, in which an aging man looks reflects on key moments in his life following the death of his wife.,6121,1634669,00.html