The Family of Pascual Duarte (Spanish: La Familia de Pascual Duarte) is a novel written by Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela. 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.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: It was dank and dark, and its walls reeked with the same stench of dead beasts as rose from the ravine in the month of May, when the carcasses down below began to turn into carrion while the crows swooped to feed… It is a strange thing, but camipo as a child I was taken out of range of that stench I felt the anguish of death. I also contemplated the possibility that he was actually schizophrenic, and therefore of diminished moral responsibility, but there is actually little evidence that this is the case, so to me he is simply evil.

I would love to do an experiment and have a person begin The Family of Pascual Duarte knowing just the title.

I even told my professor who assigned the book to the class that I hated this book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Comments Jake Hinkson March 13, at 2: Grace Sangri rated it did not like it Feb 26, Sep 06, Monica Luna viveros rated it did not like it. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as pascuql, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.


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And pain is perhaps the most central theme of the book. It has been claimed as one of the best novels in the Spanish language, and it was written by a Nobel laureate that incidentally, I also detested when he was alive. The style is florid and verbose, and the text is peppered with glaring grammatical mistakes that distracted me a lot from the narrative. Died at a famiila age.

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La familia de Pascual Duarte

Caterina rated it did not like it May 24, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He explodes when the anger inside is too much.

And by the end of the story’s first section, Pascual has committed his first crime, the killing of his faithful and affectionate dog:. Views Read Edit View history. This does not make enjoyable reading, but I’ll admit that being written in and centring in a rural location, and with a peasant protagonist, it is probably unavoidable that it would contain many words currently abandoned.

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Tamagawa rated it did not like it May 08, My heart is more like a machine for making blood to be spilled in a knife fight I am not basing my rating on its literary merit: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Mohammadreza rated it did not like it Jul 16, I don’t know why my teacher show us this book like a work to read. I have even needed to keep the dictionary near me while I was reading, despite Spanish being my mother tongue. Would anybody like to tell?


Sigour rated it did not like it Nov 07, 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. This pointless act, suarte under the influence of the heat, brings to mind Mersault’s murder of the Arab in Albert Camus’ The Stranger. Cqmilo rated it did not like it Aug 03, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. The archetype of this theme is found in the protagonist of the novel, Pascual Duarte.

Listen to him as he approaches his wedding: Sometimes, famikia without wanting to. Lists with This Book. I don’t know why my teacher show us this book like a work to read. His life takes place in a poor, rural environment, in harsh surroundings.

Oh, well, it was another of the pesky assignments for my reading challenge this year, which so far is proving, errh, precisely that: I will really not get into the content of the book too much, but I’d just like to discuss the form briefly.

He spent his entire writing life in Spain, through the whole Franco era, and found a way to shadowbox through everything.

Deeply rooted, constant existential pain. Guillermo rated it did not like it Apr 20, Javiera rated it did not like it Feb 06,