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 philosopher held that truth results from the discovery and reconciliation of all relevant, individual points of view.

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The pharmacist was a friend of or Count of Torre-mejia, the last man whom Pascual Duarte murdered. In late March, 3, small, medium, and large estates, mostly in Estremadura, were divided up among as many as 75, peasants.

He taunted Pascual, promising to shoot him when he recovered and mocking him for not being able to take care of his women.

This meant public adherence to the political faily religious orthodoxy over which Franco presided and, in the private sphere, the securing of food, clothing, medicine, and shelter for self and family. Despite occasional problems with government censors, by the early s Cela was earning his living as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. This much amused his mother. The Count lived in the duxrte residence on the village square.

This said it must also be observed that Cela, partly because of censorship, partly because of his view of how fiction relates to society, does not make Pascual Duarte the kind of typical, representative character found in nineteenth-century realist novels.

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

Faced by the need to re-establish effective parliamentary rule and to rehabilitate the tarnished image of Alfonso XIII, the post-Primo de Rivera government called for national elections in April He was born in to an authoritarian Portuguese father, who was a smuggler, and an uncaring Spanish mother in a small village six miles east of Almendralejo.

The first two editions created an uproar and in less than a year it was banned. A new Spanish edition was allowed in Topics Ot this section you can search 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 published as well collections of stories, essays, poetry, and travel literature; in this last genre, his most camipo work is Viaje a la Alcarria ; Journey to the Alcarria: Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Their Times.

In the early hours of July 14 he was taken from his Madrid residence by leftist militants on the police force and killed in the street by them; then his body was dumped in a local cemetery. Bomb throwers and assassins, its members were deadly terrorists. The Family of Pascual Duarte Spanish: The framing materials suggest Pascual was executed in late February for the murder of the Count.

On the net Search this work on familj net. 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, partly from the author himself, who was very devoted. We remind you that you can change your cookie settings on your browser at any time and get more information on our cookie policy.

University of South Carolina Having read the novel in manuscript, he considered it too morally problematic to endorse personally by providing a prologue for it. But while the discoverer of the Don Quixote materials must have them translated from the Arabic for his Spanish reader, the transcriber of the Pascual Duarte materials finds and organizes a narrative whose original version, he claims, was so chaotic as to have been unreadable.

The working classes enjoyed no such alternative. In the international arena his position was delicate. He and his story are something like allegorical representations of the Spanish condition. 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 book could be said to explore a Spanish version of Existentialism known as tremendismo. He has been busy with his lawyer and has been moved to another prison. La era de Franco. This made Pascual understand that, because of the hate duart had, he must leave home or he would deal with his mother as he had with Chispa. That being the case, despite his unexemplary life, one must ask: In INMSOL we use cookies to enhance your user experience, improve our services and show advertising related to your preferences by analyzing your browsing habits.

The reign of the constitutional monarch Alfonso XIII — began in when he entered his majority. Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love for him. The compromise aimed theoretically at duartr social and political order by better balancing the needs and demands of the upper and lower classes.


The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

In Madrid, as a student dduarte disciple of the poet Pedro Salinas, Cela participated fully in the cultural life of the country. Tremendous violence typified Spain during all of his life and the entire nineteenth century the —14 War of Independence from the French, three Spanish civil wars between andand the Spanish-American and Caribbean wars of independence.

Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised camioo, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. She hit her children and was unfaithful to her husband, Esteban.

This refusal was partially vindicated by the publication history of the novel. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Comments upon it figure importantly in the citations for both his Nobel Prize for Literature and his Cervantes Prize, awarded annually to a prominent author writing in Spanish.

Pascual ultimately killed him. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps. Tamily was born famioy lived in a house owned by his family, but, in a region of estates, without appreciable land for the Duarte family to cultivate. The materials review his religious conversion, his initial acceptance of his fate, and his subsequent recalcitrance—he ultimately had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the place of execution by garrote.

As a result the fundamental issues of socioeconomic justice in Spain festered, making radical left-wing political alternatives attractive to the laboring masses.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution.

It contended with mounting mutually exclusive demands from the political left and right. There he lodged ths the house of a laborer for two weeks.