The Carnivorous Lamb

The Carnivorous Lamb

Agustín Gómez-Arcos William Rodarmor Jamie O'Neill Sharon G. Feldman / Aug 20, 2019

The Carnivorous Lamb The latest in the Little Sister s Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems a viciously funny shocking yet ultimately moving novel an allegory of Franco s Spain about a young

  • Title: The Carnivorous Lamb
  • Author: Agustín Gómez-Arcos William Rodarmor Jamie O'Neill Sharon G. Feldman
  • ISBN: 9781551522302
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • The latest in the Little Sister s Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems a viciously funny, shocking yet ultimately moving 1975 novel, an allegory of Franco s Spain, about a young gay man the self described carnivorous lamb coming of age with a mother who despises him, a father who ignores him, and a brother who loves him.Author Agustin Gomez ArcosThe latest in the Little Sister s Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems a viciously funny, shocking yet ultimately moving 1975 novel, an allegory of Franco s Spain, about a young gay man the self described carnivorous lamb coming of age with a mother who despises him, a father who ignores him, and a brother who loves him.Author Agustin Gomez Arcos left his native Spain for France in the 1960s to escape its censorship policies The Carnivorous Lamb, originally written in French, won the Prix Hermes, and this, its 1984 English translation, was widely acclaimed.

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        Agust n G mez Arcos was a Spanish writer, anarchist and dramatist born in Almeria, Andalusia He studied law but quit university for theater However, some of his work was banned in Franco s Spain Because of censorship Gomez 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.Gomez Arcos won the Herm s Prize for his 1975 novel The Carnivorous Lamb, the Livre Inter prize, the Roland Dorgel s 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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    1. Το σαρκοβόρο αρνί εντυπωσιακά απίθανος και παράδοξος τίτλος που αποτελεί όμως την πιο κατάλληλη έκφραση προοπτικής για απόλυτη ελευθερία, μεταφορικά και ουσιαστικά σε αυτό το βιβλίο. Το μυθιστόρημα γράφτηκε το 1974 και είναι το πρώτο έργο του Augustin Gomez-Arkos. Προσφέρει μια τρυφ [...]


    2. this bizarre novel is for advanced readers only. apparently The Carnivorous Lamb is an extended metaphor for life in Spain under Franco as well as a scathing indictment of both fascism and catholicism. makes sense. but the critiques and political commentary didn't actually seem metaphorical or ambiguous to me - the various analyses of religion and government are right there on every page. they are interwoven with all of the romantic, overheated, pervy details of a incestuous brotherly relationsh [...]


    3. Actually, 4.5 stars, but why quibble?It’s taken as long to write a review for this book as it did to read it—I keep starting and stopping, starting and stopping; in the same way I kept picking it up and setting it down, I start writing and stopping over and over. Anyway,Fascism. What is it about fascism that has captured the attention of some of my GR buddies? They’re reading books on the subject; LIKEing each other’s reviews; queerying each other about the subject and other books. I can [...]


    4. Comedy shatters tyrannical authority. In this remarkablenovel the self-exiled Spanish author, then living in France, usesdark humor to indict the tyranny of Franco, the Catholic Churchand the valueless conformity of Moralists. Life carries despairand isolation, allows the writer, but always pursue freedom. Hegooses its importance with a sexual metaphor: two brothers defy the social contract by having an erotic relationship. Their parents, marginalized by the Civil War, look away. "You've built u [...]


    5. When I stumbled upon this unknown literary gem, with its dreamy cover and intriguing premise, little did I know that I'm about to read one of the best books in my entire life.The Carnivorous Lamb unfolds like a particularly lovely, intricate, and satisfying dream. Things that at first appear to be matter-of-fact reveal themselves to be larger metaphors for politics, religion, and social issues, in prose both decadent and surreal. The writing is phenomenal; the language so painfully beautiful tha [...]


    6. A very strange, hypnotic, "literary" novel disguised as something pulpier. Agustín Gómez Arcos is more concerned with the seduction and destruction of Spain than his characters, but somehow the florid, erotic prose sucks you in and you being to care deeply about Franco's devastation of Spain even if you've never given the subject a moment of thought. The gothic family at the novel's core is beautiful, vile, and fascinating. To call this book sexy is misleading, but honorably so; it IS sexy and [...]


    7. Novela de Agustín Gómez Arcos, fallecido en 1998 en Francia y enterrado en Montmartre. Agustín era homosexual, de familia republicana, y detestaba el país que la posguerra había dejado. Ser rojo y homosexual en esa España incivil era tanto como tener una abismo bajo los pies cada mañana. Así que Agustín cansado de ir contracorriente y ver como su logros en la dramaturgia eran ninguneados sistemáticamente por la censura del régimen franquista, en los años sesenta cogió su maleta y cr [...]


    8. Moody and dream-like, this felt almost like a queer and incestuous Pan’s Labyrinth, approaching magical realism but remaining rooted and concrete throughout. Set in Franco’s post-civil war Spain but written and published in French in 1975 by an author in self-imposed exile, the novel is a beautiful and haunting love story of two brothers, with an overbearing mother, a defeated father, and a devoted housekeeper thrown in. Literally and metaphorically explores the old and new Spain with result [...]


    9. The best book I’ve read in monthsRating: 10/10PROS:- Phenomenal writing. I read this simultaneously in English and French (my French is functional, at best), but I can’t comment, as other reviewers have done, on the accuracy of the vocabulary used in the English version. However, the descriptions, the metaphors, the characterizations, and the pithy/witty/caustic observations certainly survived the translation. Even in the English version, which I understand is a bit crude compared to its ori [...]


    10. 4.5 starsYou look at me as if you were in me. And you are in me. And outside me. Everywhere.Review lengkap menyusul, mungkin. Masih bingung mesti nulis apa.


    11. At first glance I thought it would be dull - it was that only for the first few pages. Soon I was caught up in Ignacio's story. Of his love for his brother, Antonio - who is later his lover (starting when he is 12, after taking his first communion & confirmation). It's about the hate between Ignacio and his mother. She had hoped to be free to travel on a pilgrimage when initially after birth, Ignacio would not open his eyes. When on the 16th day he did, his mother began to hate him - for he [...]


    12. Bleak but involving. Beautifully and poetically written at times. Great insight into Franco's Spain, the Catholic Church, and how they worked together and the horrors they both caused. The incestuous relationship between the two bothers - and their relationships with their mother and father - was an interesting metaphor of what was happening in the country after the Spanish Civil War. This book conveys what it was like living under Franco repressive, dictatorial regime.


    13. I found this book by chance and read it in its English translation. An incredibly daring novel of forbidden gay love set under Franco's dictature that is also a powerful story about family, politics and society. An unknown (or forgotten?) masterpiece.


    14. As others have mentioned, there are multiple ways of reading this book. But that's partly because there are multiple books in this novella. One book is the protagonist waiting restlessly for his lover-brother, unsure whether there is still any love left between them. Another book is a brief political and cultural history of Spain, and a bitter commentary of what could have been and what ended up being. Yet another book is that of a dysfunctional family, and how the youngest (and perhaps most neg [...]


    15. «[] η ελευθερία εγκαθίσταται όπου ο διάβολος βάζει το ποδάρι του. Δε γνώριζα τη χώρα μου -κλεισμένος όπως ήμουν ανάμεσα στους τοίχους του σπιτιού- μα άρχιζα να νιώθω την ανάγκη να του δίνω ἐξω απ᾽τα σύνορά μας για ν᾽ αναπνεύσω τον αέρα της σωτηρίας»«[] αν μια μέρα αντιμετωπί [...]


    16. Joder qué libro, qué joya, que Galón de Oro. Agustín Gómez Arcos se merece un puesto entre los grandes. Agustín Camarada, desde donde estés; muchas gracias.Yo también estoy encantado de haberte conocido, te quiero


    17. Witty, poignant, bizarre and funny. I really liked this but thought that it felt directionless at times. Regardless, it was a fun read that I definitely want to revisit the next time I have a long train ride.



    18. 3 of 5 starsThis is an interesting, well-written story of the young gay narrator’s growing up in a dysfunctional family and his incestuous relationship with his older brother, written as a metaphor rebelling against Franco’s Spain. It is beautifully written and wonderfully translated, but sadly, it was hard for me to get past the incest between the two brothers. I get that the title is a metaphor for defying the taboo of incest, which in turn is a metaphor for defying the censorship (includi [...]


    19. A farce set in Franco's Spain, The Carnivorous Lamb chronicles two decades in a ruined republican family and is organized around the love affair between Ignacio, the narrator, and Antonio, his brother. There's a fair amount of the religious ecstasy and the social absurdity that is often characteristic of Spanish literature, and, of course, there's the taboo eroticism of incest. This is a transgressive book for sure, but not for the obvious reasons. It's a fiery indictment of Franco and post-civi [...]


    20. A interesting example of queer literature. The story of a relationship between two brothers in post-revolutionary, fascist Spain. Incest stories are always going to be uncomfortable for many readers, and this is no exception. But ultimately I ended up feeling that the incestuous element of the story is important primarily in that it more deeply "queers" the relationship and sets the brothers more firmly outside the Spanish Catholic-Fascist social order. For me, the relationship and the emerging [...]


    21. This is a truly outstanding piece of writing. It charts the life of a young boy suffering the rejection of his mother and the emotional absence of his father in a truly abusive and dysfunctional household. It is confronting that his only comfort and ultimately his salvation derives from an incestuous homosexual relationship with his older brother. Although the writing is sometimes quite graphic there is nothing of the titillate here, the writing is intense as it weaves the emotional journey and [...]


    22. La ruina de la posguerra («almas como casas bombardeadas, fachadas calcinadas y ventanas sin cristales») es lo que subyace en 'El cordero carnívoro', más allá de los aires incestuosos que acompañan, en su viaje hacia la edad adulta, a Ignacio, el protagonista. «La casa empezó a pudrirse como un trapo olvidado en algún húmedo sótano», diría mientras la familia iba descomponiéndose y más allá resonaba la orgía de la victoria. «¿Para qué conocer el otro mundo, el 'exterior'? ¿Q [...]


    23. Una buena historia, aunque a veces poco convincente. Por ejemplo: es difícil de creer que un niño no saliera de su casa hasta los 13 años sin estar siquiera enfermo. También es difícil de creer que su propio hermano le besara en la boca delante de todo el mundo, nada más tomar la primera comunión, sin que eso provocara la menor sorpresa en los presentes. Por otro lado, el personaje no para de decir que odia a su madre, aunque el lector ignora los motivos de ese odio, ya que la madre tiene [...]


    24. Kind of a disturbing read (since the main relationship is an incestuous one between two brothers) but still a great book. The prose can be a little melodramatic at times, but the narrator has a very strong, defined voice that drew me in. The book has some wonderfully complex characters, and Gomez-Arcos does a great job of weaving together the family drama with the larger themes about life under the Franco regime. There's also some fun magical realism-y developments in which children are inhabite [...]


    25. "The Carnivorous Lamb" frustrates in that it fluctuates between one of the most brilliant books I have ever read to one of the worst. It took me a few pages to understand that the juvenile point of view of the opening chapter is expressed from the point of a juvenile (which makes perfect sense). The narrator is grating, and I nearly didn't proceed with the book. Ultimately what wrecked "The Carnivorous Lamb" for me (without spoilers) was a return to that juvenile voice by the adult version of th [...]


    26. Everything about this book seemed artificial to me. I have no idea why it has only good reviews here.The only good thing about the book (Little Sister's Classics edition), and the only reason for the two stars and not one, is the editing and additional materials. If you feel like reading the book, don't buy The Carnivorous Lamb but borrow it form the library instead.


    27. brothers, aged 8 years apart, become lovers, and almost encouraged by a "freak"-obsessed mother and a disregarding fathercouldn't help thinking it was a fucked up Adam and Eve and Cain and Able, incestuous family beautifully written (translated), loved this, was distracted a little towards the end when the narrative switched to second person and we become the ghosts rather than just observing very memorable novel


    28. I have finished this book and enjoyed it very much. It is a lyrical novel of gay rebellion immersed within the context of the failed Republican revolution against the fascists in Spain. The author writes about what he knows. He was censored by Frankoist fascists and emigrated to France so he could write free of oppression. He adopted a new country and a new language and became a great writer in both languages.


    29. Though this was a regional allegory, specific to Franco-Spanish tensions, I was absorbed in this book. A true literary read, this novel depicts the steamy love (not just lust) between two brothers amidst their republican society and family. I can see how this novel was a cult classic in its publication.


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