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Juan Goytisolo, the teacher who fought against mediocrity with a free eye

Moving from social realism to the experimental novel, Juan Goytisolo, honored today at the International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, was a teacher who cultivated an immense wealth expressive and that, with a look of great freedom, carried out a "fight against mediocrity."

Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 27 (EFE) .- Passing from social realism to the experimental novel, Juan Goytisolo, honored today at the International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, was a teacher who cultivated an immense expressive wealth and who, with a look of great freedom, carried out a "fight against mediocrity".

Still keeping in mind the memory of the Barcelona, ​​who died in June of this year in Marrakech, the FIL wanted to dedicate a debate table to "one of the most lucid minds and most powerful voices of our language" in the 20th century and principles of the XXI, said the director of the editorial event, Marisol Schulz.

Before giving the floor to the journalist Juan Cruz, to the literary criticism Mercedes Monmany and to the writer and editor Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Schulz said that the 2014 Cervantes Prize "claimed a commitment to a plurinational and diverse Spain," and sought cultural diversity.

Cruz, who He served as moderator, said that for Goytisolo (1931-2017) "Spain was an island that always looked from the other side to understand it", and that in his works was accentuating the way of seeing his country "as a place of no return".

The Spanish journalist recalled the "ironic silence with which he lapidariamente dispatched some trivial issues of our country", silence that, "many Sometimes he "hid" his wounded soul ", although he always answered the question" How are you? "with a" I am very good ".

Monmany, who was part of the jury that Cervantes granted him in 2014, he analyzed the work of the author and assured that in this "the genres were mixed and recreated without ceasing, with real mastery".

"Landscapes after the battle", "The virtues of the solitary bird "or" curtain of mouth "they gave faith of his" great creative restlessness "that showed until the end, said the Spanish.

The expert said that the" fight against mediocrity "of the Writer Calix in several generations of Spaniards, who found in Goytisolo "the best mirror in which to look".

In addition to his heterodoxy, argued Monmany, the writer He stood out for being true to himself, without being dominated by the prevailing aesthetic of the moment.

He recalled that one of Goytisolo's teachers was Blanco White (1775-1841), as well as the "Stupor" that produced that it had remained almost a century and a half without being translated from English to Spanish. has always characterized the Spaniards, "Monmany said, quoting Goytisolo.

For his part, Mexican Ruy Sanchez claimed during his speech against an" outrageous "article that Mario Vargas Llosa wrote about the literature of Goytisolo.

In the article, the Peruvian said that the best ones were his first novels, of which he praised his willful realism and well worked, but criticized the later ones for his "elaborate and liturgical prose, long sentences and gaseous structures".

"It is absolutely unfair, it is an opinion, but what is not It is worth saying that 'the literature that I do is valid for everyone' ", said Ruy Sánchez.

While the author maintained that the 2010 Nobel Prize was" disqualifying the novels "by Goytisolo In his text, Cruz responded by saying that "the freedom of Vargas Llosa" is just what the Catalan demanded when talking about books, given that he supported literature as "an focus of discussion ".

After an intense exchange of arguments, and having reached the time limit of the debate table, Cruz settled the controversy saying:" Goytisolo would have liked both what Vargas Llosa said and what you say. "

In the FIL of Guadalajara, which takes place in the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, 700 writers from 41 countries will participate. until next Sunday.

The Spanish philosopher Fernando Savater, the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias and the Mexican Antonio Sarabia are other figures to whom this edition 31 of the Fair pays homage.

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