Old Spain and New Spain: The Travel Narratives of Camilo Jose Cela (Hardback)David Henn (author)
Hardback 265 Pages / Published: 26/08/2004
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This is the first, book-length study of the six travel narratives published by the 1989 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Preliminary chapters focus on technical and thematic aspects of travel-writing, and on the author's approach to the genre. Cela's travel works, which appeared between 1948 and 1986, are examined in turn, with a focus on the construction of the narratives and also on the themes that are developed in each of them. There is an assessment of the author's treatment of topographical, cultural, historical, and social material in his accounts of the journeys he made through various areas and regions of Spain, as well as a consideration of the way in which these narratives reflect changes taking place in Spain during the Franco regime and in the decade following the dictator's death. David Henn teaches modern Spanish fiction, drama, and travel literature at University College London.
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Number of pages: 265
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 166 x 21 mm
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