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 novel is in fact considered the first novel of this style of writing, but also contains themes of ecla realism and existentialism: Extremely powerful provincial bosses—caciques—used the economic clout of the oligarchy to field pliable candidates to the Spanish parliament the Cortesto buy votes for those candidates, and to suppress opponents.

The primary reality for the average Spaniard in the period of the writing of The Family of Pascual Duarte was to survive the peace.

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 aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer cla towards art and life. Its population stood at Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love for him.

The confiscation of their passports meant that they could not easily or legally emigrate from Spain either. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text.


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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. The Family of Pascual Duarte Spanish: His mother received him very coldly. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.

On the night of February 12,he entered her room. The framing materials suggest Pascual was executed in late February for the murder of the Count. In 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. When Mario fell into an oil vat and died at age nine, Pascual viewed it as a release from a life that was very hard even for the strong.

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On the domestic front this meant snuffing out thd of guerrilla resistance to his rule from die-hard Republicans. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works.

After a fierce struggle, he stabbed her in the throat and was covered by her spurting blood. As a result the fundamental issues of socioeconomic justice in Spain festered, making radical left-wing political alternatives attractive to the laboring masses. This structuring may be read as an Ortegan experiment in truth seeking. This much amused his mother.

He claims, amongst other things, that Fate is controlling his life and camil he does it will never change. When Duarte or his father were home, money was apparently never a problem for the family. An Interview of the Writer in Texas on August 16, In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art famuly Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.


He taunted Pascual, promising to shoot him when he recovered and mocking him pascua not being able to take care of his women. Unfortunately cepa the oligarchy, however, with increased production came notable increases in the number, concentration, and radicalization of organized Spanish workers. Especially significant were the growth and militancy of the centralizing Communist Partyguided and supported by the Soviet Unionand growing autonomy movements in nearly all regions of Spain.

The Family of Pascual Duarte

University of South Carolina The pages comprise the handwritten narrative of one Pascual Duarte. The references to God throughout the novel are numerous.

The best studies calculate that during the three years of civil war and the following year of repressionSpaniards—mostly males in their productive years—were killed or exiled; another 74, became political prisoners Tamames, pp.

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