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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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 Duarte and The Family of Pascual Duarte. The general, popular for his successes in reasserting Spanish dominance in Morocco following the massacre of 10, Spanish soldiers there, ushered in a prosperous, peaceful period of nearly six years.

In villages, towns, and cities, as Ernest Hemingway records in For Whom the Bell Tollsold personal wrongs and grievances fueled class hatreds.

It is clear that the fundamental constants of Spanish national life for this whole period were injustice, violence, and blood. The first two editions created an uproar and in less than a year it was banned. 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.

The Second Republic had a tall order to fill. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat When some words were exchanged between Pascual and another man, Pascual sliced him several times with his knife and went home. Despite occasional problems with government censors, by the early s Cela was earning his living as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She left their house and probably began to work as a prostitute. Pascual resented him profoundly.


The Family of Pascual Duarte | novel by Cela |

In the first section of his narrative, Pascual tells how he used to fish for eels in a foul-smelling stream behind his house. As a result the fundamental issues of socioeconomic justice in Spain festered, making radical left-wing political alternatives attractive to the laboring masses.

This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic constitution. On the right were politicians, priests, military officers, and wealthy individuals.

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

He also discusses the difficulties of joose and his fear that he may be executed before he finishes his story. The History of Spain. University of South Carolina By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His sister, the future runaway and sometimes prostitute Rosario, was born about This made Pascual understand that, because of the hate he had, he must leave home or he would deal with his mother as he had with Chispa.

In the early hours of July 14 he was taken from his Madrid cmailo by leftist militants on the police force and killed in the street by them; then his body was dumped in a local cemetery.

The novel has various narrators, the main being Pascual Duarte, who recounts his history in a rural dialect.

He then felt impelled to kill her. He has been busy with his lawyer and has been moved to another prison. At that point Pascual crushed and killed Stretch like a jos underfoot.

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The Family of Pascual Duarte

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


The unremitting and very public mistreatment of this sector of the population constantly reminded the citizenry of the costs of resisting the regime. On April 14 the Second Republic was. Throughout their lives, even when separated by geography, the bordello, or jail, Pascual and Rosario maintained an abiding love for each other. In INMSOL we use cookies to enhance your o experience, improve our services and show advertising related to your preferences by analyzing your browsing habits.

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The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution. After a fierce struggle, he stabbed her in the pzscual and was covered by her spurting blood. Dawsons of Pall Mall Unfortunately for the oligarchy, however, with increased production camiloo notable increases in the number, concentration, and radicalization of organized Spanish workers. 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.

The philosopher held that truth results from the discovery and reconciliation of all relevant, individual points of view. Knowledge of the history of the period indicates the following: La era de Franco. Most of them had been imprisoned in the aftermath of the bloody repression by General Franco of a Communist rebellion of miners in the Asturias mining region of north-central Spain.