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The Family of Pascual Duarteby Camilo José CelaTHE LITERARY WORK A novel By Cela was hard at work on The Family of Pascual Duarte, his writing. Cela was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in October , and this novel is considered by many to be his masterpiece. It is the story of an ignorant. The Family of Pascual Duarte (Spanish: La Familia de Pascual Duarte) is a novel written by Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela.

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The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

It is clear that the fundamental constants of Spanish national life for this whole period were injustice, violence, and blood. Following a chance wartime stay in Estremadura and Almendralejo, the setting for much of The Family of Pascual DuarteCela, influenced by that reading and the prewar intellectual ferment in Madrid, began to incorporate into his writing the human and social observations he made.

In Madrid, as a student and disciple of the poet Pedro Salinas, Cela participated pascuao in the cultural life vela the country. She lost two sons, one from a falling off of a burro, and cea another Pascualito who died after 11 months. Died at a young age. Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love for him. Having read the novel in manuscript, he considered it too morally problematic to endorse personally by providing a prologue for it.

Two statements by Cela add significant nuances to this point. University of South Carolina He taunted Pascual, promising to shoot him when he recovered and mocking him for not being able to take care of his women.

Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. In the international arena his position was delicate. In the censors again allowed the novel to be published in Spain.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. These militants were, for their part, revenging a drive-by assassination earlier that duare of a Communist policeman by young, upper-class duartee. Following the failure of a right wing, Catholic government to bring faamily to national life, the Spanish parliament was dissolved in January and the ensuing February parliamentary elections brought the leftist Popular Front to power.

An Interview of the Writer in Texas on August 16, When he obliged her to tell him by whom, she confessed that Stretch was her lover and then appeared to drop dead from fright. This novel is fundamental to the generation of tremendismo named from tremendo”awful, tremendous”which focuses on the treatment of its characters and is marked by extended and frequent violent scenes.


In this section you can faimly among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more. He then felt impelled to kill her.

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Pascual was born and lived in a house owned by his family, but, in a region of estates, without appreciable land for the Duarte family to cultivate. A new Spanish edition was allowed in Like a grasshopper being swatted. From the framing materials mentioned above, the reader understands that Familg spent most of the time between and in prison. At home and abroad daurte observed the contention among capitalists, fascists, and communists that flourished between the two world wars.

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The Family of Pascual Duarte

From his new cell, which he likes much better than his old one, he can see the outdoors: Regrettably, however, the Primo duarfe Rivera dictatorship did nothing to advance the political development of the country.

Camlio does, in keeping with the apology, present successions of people and events and intervals of time between them rather than a start-to-finish narrative. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage.

Pascual resented him profoundly. In late March, 3, small, medium, and large estates, mostly in Estremadura, were divided up among as many as 75, peasants. In The Family of Pascual DuarteCela sets a career-long pattern of centering his fictions around the lives and points of view of people he identifies as losers in society. The Family of Pascual Duarte has various narrators, the main being Duarte, who recounts his history in a rural dialect.

Meanwhile, bythe year the Civil War began, as many as 30, super-radical workers, judging the CNT too willing to compromise with the government, had become active in the secret society known as the FAI Federation of Iberian Anarchists.

Liberal and conservative professional politicians, mainly from the upper middle classes, took turns administering the parliamentary system. Hence, even though he and most Spaniards believed until late to early that the Axis would win, Franco only made one significant contribution to the fascist cause.


Running out of the house, he bumped into Esperanza and kept on going. Views Read Edit View history.

For his part, Pascual offers artistically self-conscious comments on his duafte as autobiographer and about his fear that he might be executed before he can finish his tale.

On the domestic front this durate snuffing out pockets of guerrilla resistance to his rule from die-hard Republicans. He has learned that violence is the only way to solve his problems. While each character has his opinion of Pascual Duarte, only the reader can take equally into account all viewpoints in the effort to determine as truly as possible the meaning of Camio and The Family of Pascual Duarte.

Plot The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Duarte, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story of his family life and his homicidal past, culminating in matricide. The novel has a clear religious theme, despite the author having never been devoted, and the references to God throughout it are tne.

A man fwmily impulse and no conscience. In the early hours of July 14 he was taken from his Madrid residence by leftist militants on the police force and camllo in the street by them; then his body was dumped in a local cemetery. The references to God throughout the novel are numerous. A new Spanish edition was allowed in The novel is in fact considered the first novel of this style of writing, but also contains themes of extreme realism and existentialism: Filled still with drink and rage, Pascual went out and stabbed the mare to death.

While those who were considered truly serious risks to the Franco regime were jailed or executed at the rate of per month between March and Januarylow-risk dissidents, as well as their families and those of the executed and jailed, were subjected to persecution and ostracism, which lasted into the s.

Even though censors allowed it to be published in Decembereleven months later they confiscated the second printing of the novel.

She hit her children and was unfaithful to her husband, Esteban.