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About the Author: Agustín Gómez Arcos

Agustín Gómez Arcos (Agustin Gomez-Arcos in France) was a Spanish writer, anarchist and dramatist born in Almería, Andalusia. He studied law but quit university for theater. However, some of his work was banned in Franco's Spain. Because of censorship Gómez Arcos emigrated to London in 1966, then to Paris in 1968, where he settled and wrote primarily in French, often with themes condemning the fascist Spanish state. He died in Paris of cancer.

Gómez Arcos won the Hermès Prize for his 1975 novel The Carnivorous Lamb, the Livre Inter prize, the Roland Dorgelès Prize and the Thyde Monnier Prize for his 1977 novel Ana No, and he was twice a finalist for the Prix Goncourt.

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Paperback, Published in Jan 1970 by Cabaret Voltaire

ISBN10: | ISBN13: 9788493664824

Page count: 286

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Ana Paucha, que se llamaba a sí misma Ana no, era una mujer de mar, de sol, de dicha, prendada de su marido, pescador, y de sus tres hijos. El marido y los dos hijos mayores murieron en la guerra, el pequeño está preso. Ana no, a sus setenta y cinco años, cierra la puerta de su casa en un pueblecito almeriense y decide ir andando hasta la cárcel de su hijo para abrazarlo y darle el pan de aceite que ha amasado con sus propias manos. Inquietante viaje hacia el norte de España, viaje de amor y de muerte, de iniciación y de conocimiento. La novela nos brinda uno de los personajes femeninos más bellos de la literatura contemporánea, así como una admirable alegoría de la condición humana.

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