A Cock-Eyed Comedy

A Cock-Eyed Comedy

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God works in mysterious ways...and in A Cock-Eyed Comedy Goytisolo takes on the Spanish Catholic church in a book which is both a comedy and a sharp attack on authority and conformity. Father de Trennes is a member of the staunchly conservative right wing Catholic organisation Opus Del. Although in his case his search is for sex rather than God. Real and imaginary characters including Roland Barthes, the Argentine writer Manuel Pulg, and Goytisolo's own lovers engage in spiritual and sexual shenanigans around the world. Meanwhile, AIDS takes its toll on them all. A Cock-Eyed Comedy is written to be read aloud and enjoyed as a funny, transgressive romp. A wonderful book to be dipped into again and again for fun and pleasure.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137 x 216mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • 1852428198
  • 9781852428198

About Juan Goytisolo

Born in Barcelona in 1931, Juan Goytisolo is Spain's greatest living writer. A bitter opponent of the Franco regime, his early novels were banned in Spain. In 1956 he moved to Paris. Since then he has written extensively on the city as melting-pot, the expulsion of the Moors from Europe and the art of reading. His novels include Marks of Identity, Count Julian, Juan the Landless, Landscapes After the Battle and The Virtues of the Solitary Bird. He lives in Morocco.show more

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