Juan Goytisolo 1931–
Goytisolo lives in exile in France, having been a vociferous critic of the Franco regime in Spain. A leading member of the new wave in Spanish writing, he is considered the best Spanish novelist of his generation.
Goytisolo's theme is moral decay and in a powerfully violent prose he conveys his belief that literature should be committed to social progress. Kessel Schwartz describes him: "A disoriented victim of his own idealism …, he denounces with nightmarish intensity the system which falls so much short of the impossible paradise he once visualized…."
(See also CLC, Vols. 5, 10 and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 85-88.)