Camilo José Cela | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Camilo José Cela.
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SOURCE: "The Antisocial Humanism of Cela and Hemingway," in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Vol. IX, No. 3, October, 1975, pp. 425-39.

In the following essay, Seator traces the parallels between the work of Cela and that of Ernest Hemingway, including their focus on the primacy of the individual, their affinity with the natural world, and their presentation of the restrictions of civilized society.

Ernest Hemingway's affinity for Spain is well-known. He was attracted by the Spanish character, and as proposed in a recent article, was perhaps influenced by the work of Pío Baroja. Whatever Hemingway may owe to the generation of 98 novelist, a comparison of him with the outstanding novelist of the succeeding generation, Camilo José Cela, intensifies what is perceived as Hemingway's Spanish Weltanschauung. Hemingway, unlike Baroja, depicts a confrontation with life in all of its dimensions and what Cleanth Brooks calls: "the struggle of man to...

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