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Galicia’s Characteristic Elements in Camilo José́ Cela's Mazurca para dos muertos

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • 2018, 53(), pp.51-72
  • DOI : 10.21049/ccs.2018.53..51
  • Publisher : Center for Cross Culture Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Literature
  • Received : November 10, 2018
  • Accepted : December 12, 2018
  • Published : December 30, 2018

Sunki, Song 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

Camilo José Cela’s hometown Galicia has frequently appeared as the spatial background in his early and later works, revealing various factors related to the area in detail. It is in『Mazurca para dos muertos』that Galicia’s characteristic elements appear most strikingly among his works. Several distinctive elements of Galicia are revealed in this work. First, the author shows some of Galicia’s features by placing his characters in a Galician rural village and giving them the opportunity to speak local dialects. Second, Galician characteristic nature is specifically embodied through the dozens of depictions of nonstop rain. Third, the author has made the link between his work and Galicia by mentioning names of many Galician cities, villages, rivers and local writers and their works. Fourth, various Galician characteristic features, such as numerous myths, legends, and superstitions surrounding around this region are mentioned through the work. As such, almost all the sub-themes and materials of this work center on things associated with Galicia. This analysis provides for the realization that Cela reveals his identity as a Galician-born writer through this work.

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