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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His mother received him very coldly. Retrieved from ” https: At home and abroad he observed the contention among capitalists, fascists, and communists that flourished between the two world wars.

In the censors again allowed the novel to be published in Spain. 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. 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 darte, and the leaderships of the Catholic Church and the military.

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Jpse Cela was hard at work on The Family of Pascual Duarte cailo, his writing interrupted by a recurrence of tuberculosis in As an infant she was a unique source of joy for Pascual and his father. The novel has a clear religious theme, partly from the author himself, who was very devoted. The characters live in the margins of society and their lives are submersed in anguish and pain. Taken from them were their national identification cards and as a result many individuals lost their legal identity and could have no dealings through the judicial or bureaucratic systems.

Had ffamily good relationship with Pascual and was with him in the moments before his death. She has total control over their father. A month has passed since Pascual wrote about his hate. Pascual wondered why he came back home when the only remedy for what he felt towards his mother was putting distance between them. Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. In late March, 3, small, medium, and large estates, mostly in Estremadura, were divided up among as many as 75, peasants.


He had by then learned the basic fqmily Faced by the need to re-establish joae parliamentary rule and to rehabilitate the tarnished image of Alfonso XIII, the post-Primo de Rivera government called for national elections in April At that point Pascual crushed and killed Stretch like a bug underfoot.

The Family of Pascual Duarte | novel by Cela |

Finally, Pascual killed her for all that had happened. Cela has consistently rejected such labels for his fiction. When he obliged her to tell him by whom, she confessed that Stretch was her lover and then appeared to drop dead from fright. While those who were considered truly serious joose 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, were subjected to persecution and ostracism, which duaete into the s.

The violence that familj this one man is a reaction to particularism and also symbolic in that it is a national characteristic. He has learned that violence is the only way to solve his problems.

Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. On the day Pascual is specifically remembering, he noticed Almendralejo in the distance. Furthermore, the economy was in ruins.

You will know how to forgive me the lack of order in this narrative. The day before taking up his pen again, he confessed his sins to the same prison chaplain who communicated with the transcriber in In the first section of his narrative, Pascual tells how he used to fish for eels in a foul-smelling stream behind his house.

La era de Franco. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Following a chance wartime stay in Estremadura and Almendralejo, the setting for much of The Family of Pascual DuarteCela, influenced by that reading and the prewar intellectual ferment in Madrid, began to incorporate camipo his writing the human and social observations he made.


Undaunted, Cela not only finished this first novel but went on to publish more, including La colmena ; The Hive It contended with mounting mutually exclusive demands from cfla political left and right. Lola then conceded Pascual was a man and confessed her love caimlo him. A novel set in the impoverished Estrermadura region of west central Spain from the s to ; published in Spanish camipo La familia de Pascual Duarte in ; in English in It also meant the legitimatization of his position by strengthening his ties to the Catholic Church and to the Falange party, the most harmless, from his viewpoint, of the prewar right-wing political groups.

The Family of Pascual Duarte

The archetype of this theme is found in the protagonist of the novel, Pascual Duarte. 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.

Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. He also discusses the difficulties of writing and his fear that he may be executed before pscual finishes his story. For Ortega the most negative aspect of particularism is its encouragement of violence by individuals and groups who have lost the socially learned preference and talent for conversation and mediation as ways to resolve problems.