The Marx Family Saga
The Marx Family Saga
Translated by Peter Bush

Winner of the Instituto Cervantes Ramón Valle-Inclán Prize for Literary Translation

Surreal fiction from Juan Goytisolo, Spain's greatest living writer. A resurrected Karl and Jenny Marx sitting on their sofa in Hampstead watching a television documentary about the landing of Albanian refugees on a private Italian beach, flourishing photocopies of dollar bills in search of paradise Dallas. Find out how Karl reacts to the demise of the systems Josef Visionariovitch and Co. built on his word! Read all about the family life of the Marxes, moving upmarket from Dean Street to Highgate and beyond, yet never free of the hock shop. Marx visits scenes of former triumphs in Moscow, where MacLenin T-shirts and harmburger freedom are all the rage, and returns to a Hampstead housewarming reception and ball filmed by the cameras for a Merchant-Ivoryish Red Baroness-which subsequently becomes the subject of a Saturday-night talk show featuring a feminist sexologist from UCLA, an anarchist from the Spanish Civil Bar, Bakunin . . . But the narrator's publisher, the urbane pipe-smoking Mr. Faulkner, wants a best-selling novel, a proper story with real facts and heart-rending descriptions of the Marx menage. Some hope!

Title The Marx Family Saga
Translated by Peter Bush
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 185 p.
ISBN-10 0872863492
ISBN-13 9780872863491
Publication Date 1999
Main content page count 185
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $10.95

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