The Family of Pascual Duarte

The Family of Pascual Duarte : A Novel

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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 C? more

Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • Delkay Archive.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1564783596
  • 9781564783592
  • 173,057

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Most books have to wait to become classics; but everything about The Family of Pascual Duarte its conception, its starkness, its restraint, the enormity of its theme made it from the very beginning a classic. --Alastair Reidshow more

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