CAMILO JOSE CELA AND “LA FAMILIA DE PASCUAL DUARTE”. DAVID M. FELDMAN. Princeton University. La familia de Pascual Duarte1 occupies. Complete summary of Camilo José Cela’s The Family of Pascual Duarte. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Family of Pascual Duarte. acts of Pascual Duarte;» 11 that is to say that he is an example of .. Camilo Jose Cela, La familia de Pascual Duarte (Barcelona: Ediciones. Destino, ), pp.

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Has life taught him that anything changes if he keeps himself in check? That’s an old definition of noir, and it describes Cela’s novel to a tee. Is the novel pulp fiction? Will you find it in the crime fiction section of your bookstore? 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.

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I would love to do an experiment and have a person begin The Family of Pascual Duarte knowing just the title. Scott Adlerberg March 25, at 5: Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text. She lost two sons, one from a falling off of joe burro, and then another Pascualito who died after 11 months. There is no redemption at the end, no enlightenment of any kind, and so this reader tells me the book is probably best described as noir.


A man of impulse and no conscience. It was hot, the heat was stifling, and my eyes began to close under the animal’s joe, which was as sharp as flint.

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This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic constitution. Maybe it’s the way he focuses so much of his attention on morbid details. Finally, Pascual killed her for all that had happened. A man kills without thinking. He leaves a number of corpses behind him in this book, and his next-to-last murderous act constitutes a very specific pasxual. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

This book is new to me, pascuak thanks for the introduction. Sometimes, even without wanting to. Retrieved from ” https: 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, Jos and many, many more. She left their house and probably began to work as a prostitute.

That’s when I’d come clean. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat And it’s no surprise that Cela’s novel has been compared to Camus’.


When he won the Nobel Prize, the Nobel jury described The Family of Pascual Duarte as the most popular work of Spanish fiction since Don Quixotebut in most of his novels, Cela is known for difficulty and experimentation. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests pqscual socio-demographic profile.

It starts out fucked and then gets worse.

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And Duarte is more engaged with life than Mersault is. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? CainDuarte’s tone is damilo bit mocking and cynical.

Why he l this last crime is left to speculation, and the book ends on a wonderfully ambiguous note: We remind you that you can change your cookie settings on your browser at any time and get more information on our cookie policy. His life takes place in a poor, rural environment, in harsh surroundings. This time is one of the most agitated periods of time under the historic Constitution.