Goytisolo’s Classic Memoir

I’d never heard of Goytisolo or his memoir of growing up gay in Franco’s Spain (Forbidden Territory, trans. Bush, 1989). But if it’s good enough for Colm Tóibín, it’s good enough for me. “What I loved when I first read this book,” writes Tóibín in the Guardian, “was its hushed tone, as though you alone were being told hard secrets and complex truths by a man whose gaze was fully sexual, and also sad and wise.”

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