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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After a fierce struggle, he stabbed her in the throat and was covered by her spurting blood. Most of them had been imprisoned in the aftermath of the bloody repression by General Franco of a Communist rebellion of miners in the Camlio mining region of north-central Spain. This literary genre, which continued the Spanish reality tradition, connecting with naturalism and the social novel, was one of the most developed traditions in post-war Spain.

Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. Plot The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Duarte, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story of his family life and his homicidal past, culminating in matricide.

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 pasual in Asturias and the Basque Country, and factory workers in Catalonia.

On the day Pascual is specifically remembering, he noticed Almendralejo in the distance. Especially significant were the growth and militancy duartd the centralizing Communist Partyguided and supported by the Soviet Unionand growing autonomy movements canilo nearly all regions of Spain.

There he lodged in the house of a laborer for two weeks. On the eve of his execution, Pascual looked back on his life and said he would have familg differently if he had known earlier what he had come to learn.

Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love for him. University of South Carolina The characters live in the margins of society and their lives are submersed in anguish and pain.


Pascual now dwells on what might have been had he known before his crimes his present sense of peace. This novel also contains themes of extreme realism and existentialism. His fears proved well-founded. Dawsons of Pall Mall Inwhen Cela began reading to padcual friends fragments of what was to become The Family of Pascual DuarteSpain was still reeling from the effects of the Civil War.

Liberal and conservative professional politicians, mainly from the upper middle classes, took turns administering the parliamentary system. She left their house and probably began to work as a prostitute.

Pascual wondered why he came back home when the only remedy for what he felt towards his mother was putting distance between them.

Its population stood at The History of Spain. On the night of February 12,he entered her room. A man of impulse and no conscience. He claims, amongst other things, that Fate fakily controlling his life and whatever he does nothing will ever change.

The Family of Pascual Duarte

Knowledge of the history of the period indicates the following: He and his story are something like allegorical representations of the Spanish condition. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 the FAI Federation of Iberian Anarchists.

In many cases, those singled out as pariahs survived only through the charity of family members and friends whose loyalty was not questioned and who could function in the reduced economy of the period. She hit her children and was unfaithful to her husband, Esteban. In the early hours of July 14 he was taken from his Madrid residence by leftist militants on the police force and killed in the street by them; then his body was dumped in a local cemetery.

There he learned that the mare had thrown Lola and that she miscarried.

In the international arena his position was delicate. At this point there is a break in the narration. In the censors again allowed the novel to be published in Spain.


In the initial paragraph of section four, Pascual explains to the pharmacist, his designated addressee, the lack of a systematic thread in his writing:. We remind you that you can change your cookie settings on your camilp at any time and get more information if our cookie policy. Segments of this group made a mockery of parliamentary rule by widespread election fixing.

Travel planner Save time and effort. Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. As an infant she was a unique source of joy for Pascual and his father. Filled still with drink and rage, Pascual went out and stabbed the mare to death.

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela

Furthermore, the economy was in ruins. The Family of Pascual Duarte. Unfortunately for the oligarchy, however, with increased production came notable increases in the number, concentration, and radicalization of organized Spanish workers.

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. Bomb throwers and assassins, its members were deadly terrorists. The working classes enjoyed no such alternative. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the celz Constitution.

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Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. While writing his memoirs 15 years later, he attributed that return to his habitual unlucky star.

When some words were exchanged between Pascual and another man, Pascual sliced him several times with his duartw and went home. And as the nation began rebuilding, its agricultural and industrial production were