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Title The novel of the Tupinamba Indian / E.F. Granell ; translated by David Coulter ; preface by Benjamin Péret.
Author Granell, Eugenio Fernández, 1912-2001, author.
Publication San Francisco : City Lights Publishers, 2017.
Description xxxvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary "Picaresque novel of the Spanish Civil War written by one of the most important post-WW2 members of the Surrealist Movement"-- Provided by publisher.
"Picaresque novel of the Spanish Civil War written by one of the most important post-WWII members of the Surrealist Movement. Written by Galician surrealist artist and communist revolutionary E.F. Granell, The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian is a picaresque, Cervantes-influenced allegory of the Spanish Civil War. Set against a cruel landscape peopled by generals, priests, conquistadors, poets, witches, and nuns, Tupinamba Indian embodies Granell's wartime experiences while transforming them through his lush and incendiary surrealist imagination. With his capricious behavior and detachable head, the protagonist--a member of one of Brazil's indigenous tribes--parodies the Enlightenment concept of the noble savage as he investigates a Spanish civilization upended by conflict. Like Robert Desnos' Liberty or Love or Michel Leiris' Aurora, Tupinamba Indian proceeds by the logic of dreams, resisting the brutal realties of Franco's ascent to dictatorship through absurdist travesty and paying homage to the classless society that might have been"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) (OCoLC)fst01352321
Tupinamba Indians -- Fiction.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction.
Spain -- Civilization -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Tupinamba Indians. (OCoLC)fst01159063
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
Genre Political fiction.
Picaresque fiction.
War fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Political fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726702
Addl. Author Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959, writer of preface.
Coulter, David, 1951- translator.
Addl. Title Novela del indio tupinamba. English
ISBN 9780872867468 (paperback) :
0872867463 (paperback)

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