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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Even though censors allowed it to be published in Decembereleven months later they confiscated the second printing of the novel. He published as well collections of stories, essays, poetry, and travel literature; in this last genre, his most renowned work is Viaje a la Alcarria ; Journey to the Alcarria: So it is not surprising that the level of societal violence rose tremendously.

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.

This climate of fear and terror carried over into the literary field. Topics 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.

The middle classes and the oligarchy, who constituted no more than 30 percent of the Spanish population, could buy their sons out of the draft that funneled soldiers and sailors to the above-named wars and adventures. 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 duatte exiled; another 74, became political prisoners Tamames, pp.

Two statements by Cela add significant nuances to this point. Had a good relationship with Pascual and was with him in the moments before his death. In INMSOL we use cookies to enhance your user experience, improve our services and show advertising related to your preferences by analyzing your browsing habits. La era de Franco. Among the more spectacular of these events were. Although Pascual Duarte lives specifically between andthe Ortegan particularism he observes and lives is centuries old.


In conjunction with this dedication, the letter to the pharmacist shows that Pascual feels remorse for the killing, and that he wants someone who knew the Count to understand his killer and to forgive the crime.

She left their house and probably began to jise as a prostitute. Pascual wondered why duatre came back home when the only remedy for what he felt towards his mother was putting distance between them.

Died at a young age. Life had been difficult for her and his wife Lola in his absence. In February the last parliamentary elections of the Second Republic were held. From its publication late in Decemberthe novel was received as the rebirth of the literarily serious Spanish novel after three years of war and three more years of repression.

Pascual resented him profoundly.

The family of Pascual Duarte. Literature, Camilo José Cela at Spain is culture.

He had by then learned the basic skills: Retrieved from ” https: Hence, even though he and most Spaniards believed until late to early that the Axis would win, Franco only made one significant contribution to the fascist cause.

The pharmacist was a friend of the Count of Torre-mejia, the last man whom Pascual Duarte murdered. They were won by the Popular Fronta coalition of socialists, communists, Catalonian separatists, and republicans.

Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more. But already in January military officers, including General Francisco Francoand the oligarchical financial elite had begun plotting the overthrow of this coalition vamily the Republic in general.

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

In late March, 3, cami,o, medium, and large estates, mostly in Estremadura, were divided up among as many as 75, peasants. His fears proved well-founded. He and his story are something like allegorical representations of the Spanish pf. For those tainted by previous personal or familial activities associated with the left-wing political parties of the Republic and its armed forces, the post-Civil War period was a daily life-and-death struggle.

Views Read Edit View history. The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Duarte, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story pasdual his family life and his homicidal past, culminating in matricide. He condemns all, regardless of socioeconomic class and position, who do not have a holistic vision of history and society yet pretend to be competent in directing contemporary political life.


The Family of Pascual Duarte

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. It gives one pause to consider that if Pascual had it all to do over again, he would live his life differently.

On the night of February 12,he entered her room. In this panorama of terror, destruction, and death, the triumphant leader of the so-called Josd rebellion that began the Civil War inGeneral Franco, had one principal aim: He was cruel, acmilo to his son Mario.

When Duarte and his wife experience the particularistic isolation dividing the landed noble and the peasant, the city and the country, Cela incorporates into his novel a fundamental analyses of the Spanish national situation that culminated in the Civil War. Cela has consistently rejected such labels for his fiction. Its population stood at When Mario fell into an oil vat and died at age nine, Pascual viewed paecual as a release from a life that was very hard even for the strong.

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 fakily members of other groups felt and thought.

Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. Like a grasshopper being thr. In retrospect, though, Pascual observes that an old pattern in his life was reemerging: The family house, small and dark with a dirt floor, was situated a few hundred yards outside a village, just beyond its cemetery. Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love for him. On April 14 the Second Republic was. The Family of Pascual Duarte.

He then felt impelled to kill her.