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Andrea Víctrix / Llorenç Villalonga ; translated by P. Louise Johnson.

By: Villalonga, Llorenç, 1897-1980.
Contributor(s): Johnson, P. Louise [translator].
Publisher: London ; Barcelona : Fum D'Estampa Press Ltd., 2021Description: 296 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781916293946.Subject(s): Catalan literature -- Translations into EnglishDDC classification: 849.9 Summary: Part socio-political essay, part dystopian fiction, Andrea Víctrix presents a shockingly prescient vision of Palma, Mallorca in 2050. In comparing the anonymous narrator's 'traditional' 1960s values with a future society that has done away with family and gender, Villalonga sets up an intriguing interplay between the narrator and the androgynous Andrea Víctrix, so-called Director of Pleasure, in a powerfully satirical, sometimes ironic exploration of contemporary issues such as gender and sexuality, consumerism, environmental disaster and the politics of big business.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2021
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Winner of the Josep Pla prize for narrative.

First published in 1974.

Part socio-political essay, part dystopian fiction, Andrea Víctrix presents a shockingly prescient vision of Palma, Mallorca in 2050. In comparing the anonymous narrator's 'traditional' 1960s values with a future society that has done away with family and gender, Villalonga sets up an intriguing interplay between the narrator and the androgynous Andrea Víctrix, so-called Director of Pleasure, in a powerfully satirical, sometimes ironic exploration of contemporary issues such as gender and sexuality, consumerism, environmental disaster and the politics of big business.

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