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The Family of Pascual Duarte: A Novel

The Family of Pascual Duarte: A Novel

Paperback Spanish Literature Series

By (author) Camilo Cela, Translated by Anthony Kerrigan

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  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Format: Paperback | 166 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Normal, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1564783596
  • ISBN 13: 9781564783592
  • Edition statement: Delkay Archive.
  • Sales rank: 126,206

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The Family of Pascual Duarte is the story of Pascual Duarte -- a Spanish peasant born into a brutal world of poverty, hatred, and depravity -- as told from his prison cell, where he awaits execution for the murders he's committed throughout his lifetime. Despite his savage and cruel impulses, Pascual retains a childlike sense of the world and a groping desire to understand the blows of fate that led him down his bloody path. Originally published in the same year as Camus's The Stranger -- to which it has been compared -- The Family of Pascual Duarte is closer in tone to the works of Curzio Malaparte and Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

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"After Don Quixote, probably the most widely read novel in Spanish." -- The New York Times