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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Had a good relationship with Pascual and was with him in the moments before his death. Punctuating this panorama of violent chaos was a Popular Front measure of special relevance to the background of The Family of Pascual Duarte.

Between February and Junethere were murders, 1, injured and wounded, churches destroyed and damaged, 69 right-wing political headquarters wrecked and damaged, general strikes and partial ones, and 10 newspaper offices camilp and 33 others attacked Bertrand and Petri, p.

She was in love with Pascual even before he married Lola. In February the last parliamentary elections of the Second Republic were held. It contended with mounting mutually exclusive demands from the political left and right. Having decided to go to America, he took all the family money and boarded a train bound for Madrid.

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

From a contemporary perspective earlier critical tendencies to categorize The Family of Pascual Duarte as a novel of European existentialism and as the prototype of a Spanish literary movement called tremendismo whose thematic emphasis is on brutality, want, and violence are arguable.

Having read the novel in manuscript, he considered it too morally problematic to endorse personally by providing a prologue for it. 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.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Inwhen Cela began reading to his friends fragments of what was to become The Family of Pascual DuarteSpain was still reeling from the cqmilo of the Civil War. On the night of February 12,he entered her room. The Family of Pascual Duarte. Solutions to these problems included demands for higher wages and shorter working hours.


The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

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. Furthermore, the economy was in ruins. At home and abroad he observed the contention among capitalists, fascists, and communists that flourished between the two world wars.

Boudreau and John W. Segments of this group made a mockery of parliamentary rule by widespread election fixing. One day in the fields, while resting from hunting with his dog Chispa, Chispa sat looking at him.

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

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In fact, it experimented with several kinds of democracy, including the antimonarchical, wholly elected government of the First Republic. The archetype of this theme is found in the protagonist of the novel, Pascual Duarte. Regrettably, however, the Primo de Rivera dictatorship did nothing to advance the political development of the country.

The novel has a clear religious theme, partly from the author himself, who was very devoted. There he lodged in the house of a laborer for two weeks. The pharmacist was a friend of the Count of Torre-mejia, the last man whom Pascual Duarte murdered. The working classes enjoyed no such alternative. Josee 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.

Among the more spectacular of these events were.

On the right were politicians, priests, military officers, and wealthy individuals. From its publication late in December tthe, the novel was received as the rebirth of the literarily serious Spanish novel after three years of war and three more years of repression. While those who were considered truly serious risks to the Franco regime were jailed or executed at the rate of per month between March and Januarylow-risk dissidents, as well as their families and those of the executed and jailed, pasucal subjected to persecution and ostracism, which lasted into the s.


Meanwhile, bythe year the Civil War began, as many as 30, super-radical workers, judging the CNT too willing to compromise with the government, had become active in the secret society known as pasvual FAI Federation of Iberian Anarchists. 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 For his part, Pascual offers artistically self-conscious comments on his work as autobiographer and about his fear that he might be executed before he can finish his tale.

Pascual ultimately killed him. He muses about his writing, his life, what was and what could have been.

The History of Spain. If you continue to browse or re-access the portal again without changing your configuration, we consider that you accept to receive cookies on this site. Throughout their lives, even when separated by geography, the bordello, or jail, Pascual and Rosario maintained an abiding love for each other. Like a grasshopper being swatted. He claims, amongst other things, that Fate is controlling his life and whatever he does nothing will ever change. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic constitution.

The family house, small and dark with a dirt floor, was situated a few hundred yards outside a village, just beyond its cemetery. When Duarte or his father were home, money was apparently never a problem for the family. 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.

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A month has passed since Pascual wrote about his hate. A good man who helped Pascual to leave prison for the first time.