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Author: Camilo Jose Cela
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.40h x 4.90w x 0.80d
About the Author
Camilo José Cela Trulock (Iria Flavia, A Coruña, 11 de mayo de 1916 - Madrid, 17 de enero de 2002), escritor y académico español, es uno de los autores imprescindibles en el canon de la literatura en lengua española. En 1925 se trasladó a Madrid con su familia y en 1934 comenzó estudios de Medicina en la Universidad Complutense que pronto abandonó para asistir como oyente a las clases de Literatura Contemporánea de Pedro Salinas. Es Salinas, a quien Cela enseña sus primeros poemas, una figura clave para el asiento de su vocación literaria. En 1940, Cela intenta una nueva carrera, esta vez Derecho -que también acabará abandonando-, mientras escribe su primera gran obra, La familia de Pascual Duarte (1942), cuya segunda edición tuvo que ser publicada en Buenos Aires al prohibirla la censura. A esta primera novela siguieron, poco después, Viaje a La Alcarria (1948) y La colmena (1951), publicada en Buenos Aires e inmediatamente prohibida en España. En 1954 se traslada a Mallorca y poco después, en 1957, es nombrado académico de la lengua. Su obra, extensa y variada, se publica con asiduidad desde entonces. Entre ella, además de los títulos ya mencionados, cabe destacar El gallego y su cuadrilla (1949), Del Miño al Bidasoa (1952), San Camilo, 1936 (1969), Mazurca para dos muertos (1983, Premio Nacional de Narrativa) o Cristo versus Arizona (1988). A ellas habría que añadir su labor como articulista para distintos diarios. Entre los premios que atesoró a lo largo de su vida es obligado citar el Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras (1987), el Nobel de Literatura (1989) y el Miguel de Cervantes (1995).
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