Family of Pascual Duarte

The novel that roils with emotion and unflinching inhumanity, painting the Spanish countryside in bloodshed, eroticism, and an unshakeable feeling of grief.

“Family of Pascual Duarte” is a novel by Camilo José Cela that tells the story of Pascual Duarte, a poor and uneducated man living in rural Spain. The novel is narrated in the first person and follows Pascual’s thoughts and actions as he tries to survive and provide for his family in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Pascual is a complex and troubled character who is driven by a deep sense of anger and resentment towards those who have wronged him. He is prone to violence and has a criminal past, and throughout the novel he struggles with his own sense of morality and the weight of his actions.

“Family of Pascual Duarte” is a powerful and poignant portrayal of poverty, violence, and the human condition. It is a bleak and unflinching portrayal of life in rural Spain, and offers a deeply moving and thought-provoking exploration of the human experience.

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