LITERATURE: Camilo José Cela Trulock 1989 - Padron, Spain
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N 42° 44.217 W 008° 39.690
29T E 527707 N 4731659
Quick Description: Statue of Spanish author Camilo José Cela Trulock in a little park area in Padron.
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 7/21/2013 3:08:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMHKY9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Camilo José Cela was born in 1916 in Iria Flavia, Galicia and died in January 2002.

He published his first novel, La Familia de Pascual Duarte, in 1942. Cela's best known work, La Colmena (The Hive) was published in 1951, featuring more than 300 characters and a style showing the influence of both Spanish realism (best exemplified by Miguel de Cervantes and Benito Pérez Galdós) and contemporary English and French-language authors, such as Joyce, Dos Passos, and Sartre. Cela's typical style—a sarcastic, often grotesque, form of realism—is exemplified in La Colmena. It should be also noted that, as with some of his other works in this period, La Colmena was first published in Argentina, as Franco's Roman Catholic Church-affiliated government banned it because of the perceived immorality of its content.


In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel prize in literature "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability".
Field of Accomplishment: Literature

Year of Award: 1989

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