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Is Nazarin a latter-day Christ or a Quixotic fool? Saintly, mysterious, irritating, he attempts to set up an alternative society based on non-resistance to evil and the rejection of private property, with oftern unexpected results. He wants nothing, asks for nothing and by his example preaches patience and passivity. At once a serious discussion of the roots of Christianity, an exploration of abnormal psychology and a critique of bourgeois materialism, "Nazarin" (1895) is also an exercise in comedy. In the Cervantine tradition, its ironic metafictional dimension makes it a peculiarly modern novel and it was made into a film by Bunnuel.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 114.3 x 182.88 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps, bibliography
  • 0192828789
  • 9780192828781

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Maps - Nazarin's Madrid, Nazarin's route; note on the translation; select bibliography in English; a chronology of Galdos; "Nazarin".
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