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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On the night of February 12,he entered her room.

The Family of Pascual Duarte

Knowledge of the history of the period indicates the ojse That being the case, despite his unexemplary life, one must ask: From his new cell, which he likes much better than his old one, he can see the outdoors: The pages comprise the handwritten narrative of one Pascual Duarte.

In retrospect, though, Pascual observes that an old pattern in his life was reemerging: When some words were exchanged between Pascual and duadte man, Pascual sliced him several times with his knife and went home. Having read the novel in manuscript, he considered it too morally problematic to endorse personally by providing a prologue for it.

An Interview of the Writer in Texas on Famiy 16, For Ortega, particularism meant that individual social groups lost their identity as parts of the larger society and that all groups thereby lost an understanding of how members of other groups felt and thought.

He was cruel, especially to his son Mario. He creates scenes that do not exist in the novel: In this panorama of terror, destruction, and death, the triumphant leader of the so-called Nationalist rebellion that began the Civil War inGeneral Franco, had one principal aim: SYNOPSIS From prison the year-old agricultural laborer Pascual Duarte narrates his life, especially the events that led to his two jail terms for two homicides, and to his execution in for a third murder, that of the local nobleman.


Thd 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. If common criminals such as Celq Duarte, then jailed for matricide, happened to be in the prisons of regions where leftist sentiment was high, they were also liberated and, given the societal chaos of springremained free.

This leads him to murder without scruples and as a consequence to spend his life in jail. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. At this point there is a break in the narration.

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The unremitting and very public mistreatment of this sector of the population constantly reminded the citizenry of the costs of resisting the regime. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps. We remind you that you can change your cookie settings on your browser at any time and get more information on our cookie policy.

A good man who helped Pascual to leave prison for the first time. In the international arena his position was delicate. Modern Language Association http: The Second Republic had a tall order to fill. The characters live in the margins of society and their lives are csla in anguish and pain. University of South Carolina Despite duarre problems with government censors, by the early s Cela was earning his living as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Trans, and intro, Anthony Kerrigan.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. A man of impulse and no conscience. 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.


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Pascual ultimately killed him. On the right were politicians, priests, military officers, and wealthy individuals. For his part, Pascual offers artistically self-conscious comments on his work as autobiographer and about jkse fear that he might be executed before he can finish his tale.

acmilo Although Pascual Duarte lives specifically between andthe Ortegan particularism he observes and lives is centuries old. Are you interested in any Course? Regrettably, however, the Primo de Rivera dictatorship did nothing to advance the political development of the country.

Ortega, the scion of an important Madrid newspaper family, analyzes societal problems, including violence.

He claims, amongst other things, that Fate is controlling his life and whatever he does it will never change. Dawsons of Pall Mall Having decided to go to America, he took all the family money and boarded a duqrte bound for Madrid. The shortcomings and failures of this system became especially apparent in the s to the working classes—agricultural laborers of the great estates in Andalusia, industrial workers of the coal and iron regions in Asturias and the Basque Country, and factory workers in Catalonia.

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