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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This novel is fundamental to the generation of tremendismo named from tremendo”awful, tremendous”which duuarte on the treatment of its characters and is marked by extended and frequent violent scenes. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Between February and Junethere were murders, 1, injured and wounded, duagte destroyed and damaged, 69 right-wing political headquarters wrecked and damaged, general strikes and partial ones, and 10 newspaper offices sacked and 33 others attacked Bertrand and Petri, p.

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: 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 josse was dumped in a local cemetery. On the eve ffamily his execution, Pascual looked back on his life and said he would have lived differently if he had known earlier what he had come to learn.

Most of them had been imprisoned joee the aftermath of the bloody repression by General Franco of a Communist rebellion of miners in the Asturias mining region of north-central Spain.

The History of Spain. When Mario fell into an oil vat and died at age nine, Pascual viewed it as a release from a life that was very hard even for the strong. His fears pasucal well-founded. Views Read Edit Ramily history. In retrospect, though, Pascual observes that an old pattern in his life was reemerging: From his new cell, which he likes much better than his old one, he can see the outdoors: Unfortunately for the oligarchy, however, with increased production came notable increases in the number, concentration, and radicalization of organized Spanish workers.


As aforementioned, the book could be said to explore a Spanish version of Existentialism: She hit her children and was unfaithful to her husband, Esteban. There he lodged in the house of a laborer for two weeks. Had a good relationship with Pascual and was with him in the moments before his death.

He then felt impelled to kill her.

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. He muses about his writing, his life, what was and what could have been. Bertrand, Louis, and Charles Petrie. The reign of the constitutional monarch Alfonso XIII — began in when he entered his majority.

Died at a young age. In February the last parliamentary elections of the Second Republic were held. In he sent the Blue Division, composed largely of former Nationalist soldiers whose personal loyalty to Franco was doubtful, to aid the Germans on the Russian front. He was born in to an authoritarian Portuguese father, who was a smuggler, and an uncaring Spanish mother in a small village six cami,o east of Almendralejo.

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On the right were politicians, priests, military officers, and wealthy individuals. His autobiographical tale shows some of the tremendously harsh peasant reality of rural Spain up to the beginning of Franco ‘s regime. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according famlly your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.


The Family of Pascual Duarte Spanish: 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. Among the more spectacular of these events were. That being the case, despite his unexemplary life, one must ask: Jpse pages comprise the handwritten narrative of one Pascual Duarte.

The first-person narrator-protagonist Pascual Duarte, while awaiting execution in the condemned cell, tells the story of his family life camillo his homicidal past, culminating in matricide.

The Family of Pascual Duarte

Ortega, the scion of an important Madrid newspaper family, thw societal problems, including violence. From the framing materials mentioned above, the fanily understands that Pascual spent most of the time between and in prison. At home and abroad he observed the contention among capitalists, fascists, and communists that flourished between the two world wars. One day in the fields, while resting from hunting with his dog Chispa, Chispa sat looking at him.

He taunted Pascual, promising to shoot him when he recovered and mocking him for not being able to take care of his women. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution. 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.

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