: Vallejo: El Tragaluz (Spanish Texts) (): Antonio Buero Vallejo, Buero Vallejo, John Lyon: Books. Antonio Buero Vallejo (September 29, , Guadalajara – April 29, , Madrid) was a (); El concierto de San Ovidio (“The concert at Saint-Ovide Fair”) (); Aventura en lo gris (); El tragaluz (“The basement window”) ( ). Antonio Buero Vallejo is considered to be the best playwright of the 20th century. In “El tragaluz”, Buero Vallejo subtly denounces the problems with the.

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In the 70s he manages to release some of his plays in spite of the censorshipand he also stages “Las Meninas”, his biggest success after “Historia de una escalera”. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For more information, visit our inspection copies page. El Tragaluz has an important place in Buero’s theatre incorporating earlier metaphysical preoccupations, with a later historical and political dimension into an overriding vision of national reconciliation after the traumas of Civil War, and beyond that a world evolving toward the triumph over human egoism.

He became an avid reader in his father’s extensive library, and he also liked music and painting: A common theme in his work is Spain’s problems during and after Franco. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Buero Vallejo portrays the blighted lives of the family on the ‘losing side’ in a dark basement flat lit only by the pavement level window of the title — the father driven mad by the death of his baby daughter from starvation immediately after the war; two brothers who react in contrasting ways to their family circumstances and the social changes of post-war Spain.

A few days later he’s allowed to return home with the promise he’ll present himself to the local authorities, which he doesn’t do.

Vallejo: El Tragaluz (Spanish Texts) Antonio Buero Vallejo: Bristol Classical Press

In Benicasim, near Valencia, he meets Miguel Hernandez. The publication of El Vallemo in coincided with a slight relaxation in the political censorship in Spain, and therefore could deal directly with a situation arising directly from the Civil War and its aftermath.


While other authors left Spain to escape Franco’s censorshipVallejo stayed in Spain and used tdagaluz to criticize the government. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He publishes some drawings in several magazines, but he’s already more attracted towards narrative and theatre.

No trivia or quizzes yet. At the end of the war, Buero Vallejo is in Valencia and he’s put in a concentration camp in Sonja. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the civil war, he served as a medical aid in the Republican army. During the civil war, he served as a medical aid in the Republican army. Eirene rated it really liked it Aug 01, Brynhild Svanhvit rated it liked it Dec 18, Roser Blasco added it Aug 12, Characters are never reduced to symbols, and they’ve been divided in active and contemplative characters by the critics:.

Inhe was elected to the Royal Spanish Academy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His father often took him to the theatre and when he was 9 he started directing his own plays in a miniature theatre.

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Inhe was elected to the Royal Nuero Academy. After the war he was imprisoned for six years. On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook.


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The life & works of Antonio Buero Vallejo

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Buero, however, transcends the specific setting by having his audience view the action by having his audience view the action through the eyes of two researchers from a future generation, as if it were a reconstruction of events from a very remote past.

Antonio Buero Vallejo

He doesn’t enlist in any party but he feels closer to Marxism. In he’s asked to join the Board of Theatre, but Buero Vallejo doesn’t accept it. While other authors left Buerro to escape Franco’s censorship, Vallejo stayed in Spain and used symbolism to criticize the government.

He begins to work in the reorganization of the Communist Party, which he’d joined during the war.