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.

Author: Kigakazahn Doucage
Country: Syria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 8 September 2004
Pages: 392
PDF File Size: 4.57 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.60 Mb
ISBN: 399-7-87883-222-4
Downloads: 78026
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mezizilkree

Arbitrary censorship and great concern about reprisals for any written indication of ideology or criticism contrary to the Franco regime were ever present.

On the left were peasants, workers, intellectuals, and labor leaders. In late March, 3, small, medium, and large estates, mostly in Estremadura, were divided up among as many as 75, peasants. 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.

The first two editions created an uproar and in less than a year it was banned. On the night of February 12,he entered her room. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text. 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: 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 When some words were exchanged between Pascual and another man, Pascual sliced him several times with his knife and went home.

The working classes enjoyed no such alternative. In the first section of his narrative, Pascual tells how he used to fish for eels in a foul-smelling stream behind his house.

Ortega, the scion of an important Madrid newspaper family, analyzes societal problems, including violence. After a fierce struggle, he stabbed her in the throat and was covered by her spurting blood. A new Spanish edition was allowed in Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. A novel set in the impoverished Estrermadura region of west central Spain from the s to ; published in Spanish as La familia de Pascual Duarte in ; in English in Concretely Ortega proposed that European society be directed by skilled, altruistic politicians who would be advised by broadly humanistic historians, scientists, writers, and philosophers.


Its population stood at The two married after he got out of prison. His mother received him very coldly.

The Family of Pascual Duarte | novel by Cela |

Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Fami,y arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. This leads him to murder without scruples and as a consequence to spend his life in jail. He muses about his writing, his life, what was and what could have been. Solutions to these problems included demands for higher wages and shorter working hours.

In practice the Restoration witnessed the increasing domination of Spanish society by the oligarchy formed by the traditional landed aristocracy, the new industrial and financial elite, and the leaderships of the Catholic Church and the military. The protagonist is from Extremadura and his life unfolds between andyears in which the social and political structures of Spain were marked by extreme instability. In Madrid, as a student and disciple of the poet Pedro Salinas, Cela participated fully in the cultural life of the country.

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

The reign of the constitutional monarch Alfonso XIII — began in when he entered his majority. 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.

Travels Though the Spanish Countryside The violence that characterizes this one man is a reaction to particularism and also symbolic in that it is a national characteristic. The philosopher held that truth results from the discovery and reconciliation of all relevant, individual points of view.


Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. The Family of Pascual Duarte First edition. Two other documents follow: A new Spanish edition was allowed in This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution. The primary reality for the average Spaniard in jise period of the writing of The Family of Pascual Duarte was to survive the peace. As an infant she was a unique source of joy for Pascual and his father. 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 made Pascual understand that, because of the hate he had, he joes leave home or he would deal with his mother as he had with Chispa. In villages, towns, and cities, as Ernest Hemingway records in For Whom the Bell Tollsold personal wrongs and grievances fueled fa,ily hatreds. She was in love with Pascual even before he married Lola. The family house, duartte and dark with a dirt floor, was situated a few hundred yards outside a village, just beyond its cemetery.

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

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. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Pascual now dwells on what might have been had he known before his crimes his present sense paacual peace.