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Works and Literary Reputation of Camilo Jose Cela

Student: Olga Zorina

Supervisor: Alexandra Bazhenova-Sorokina

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Russian and Comparative Literature (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2021

Camilo José Cela was a Spanish writer and journalist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1989) and the Spanish Miguel de Cervantes prize (1995). His debut novel “The Family of Pascual Duarte” is the second most widely read book in Spain after “Don Quijote”. Cela's personality is very contradictory: on the one hand, he is considered a remarkable writer who developed a new literary genre "tremendismo" in Spanish post-war literature. On the other hand, the generous amount of his provocative statements and scandals that denigrated his image influenced the fact that his relationship with the writing community and some media have deteriorated. Many authors and critics divided Cela's personality into a person and a writer; and if the person was disliked, then the writer was always paid tribute. The purpose of this final paper is to find out how Cela's reputation as a writer, publicist and as a person was formed and changed.

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