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9788466349338

La colmena / The Hive

  • ISBN 13:

    9788466349338

  • ISBN 10:

    8466349332

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/20/2020
  • Publisher: Debolsillo

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

La gran novela urbana de Camilo José Cela.

En el Madrid de los años inmediatamente posteriores a la Guerra Civil, los destinos de numerosos individuos de varias clases sociales y con diferentes actitudes ante la vida desfilan en una secuencia de breves y fascinantes viñetas narrativas. Con la ciudad como personaje, el conjunto es el retrato de una sociedad en la que el estraperlo, el hambre, la prostitución y el miedo conviven con efímeros destellos de ternura y humor. Publicada en 1951 en Buenos Aires debido a los problemas con la censura, La colmena, una de las obras maestras de Cela, constituye un hito fundamental de la narrativa española, que contribuyó a renovar de manera decisiva.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

In this extraordinary novel of life in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War, Camilo Jose Cela conveys with startling immediacy not only the brutality but also the vitality of life in the city. 

His style—economical but vivid—carries the reader through a series of vignettes, following Cela’s many characters through the streets and tenements and brothels and, above all, the cafés of the great beehive—la colmena—of Madrid. Both a social document of its time and place and a moving tale of human suffering—and human triumph--under a totalitarian regime, The Hive is “a brilliant and original work” (Gerald Brenan, The New York Times Book Review).

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