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Camilo José Cela (1916–2002)

Spanish novelista of post-Civil War period who, with his first and most popular novel, 'La familia de Pascual Duarte' (1942) established the narrative style known as tremendismo, a tendency to emphasize violence and grotesque imagery. His literary production -primarily novels, short narratives, and travel diaries- is characterized more by sketches,... See full bio »


(age 85) in Madrid, Spain

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 2002 Todos somos Galicia (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 1991 Don Quijote de la Mancha (TV Series) (adaptation - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (adaptation)
 1990 Del Miño al Bidasoa (TV Mini-Series documentary) (book "Del Miño al Bidasoa: Notas de un vagabundaje" - 4 episodes)
- Hacia Levante, el Bidasoa (1990) ... (book "Del Miño al Bidasoa: Notas de un vagabundaje")
- La verde y civilizada tierra de Cantabria (1990) ... (book "Del Miño al Bidasoa: Notas de un vagabundaje")
- Caminando caminos de Asturias (1990) ... (book "Del Miño al Bidasoa: Notas de un vagabundaje")
- Trancos galicianos (1990) ... (book "Del Miño al Bidasoa: Notas de un vagabundaje")
 1982 La colmena (novel)
 1981 Cervantes (TV Series) (supervisor - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... (supervisor - as Camilo Jose Cela)
- Episode #1.8 (1981) ... (supervisor - as Camilo Jose Cela)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (supervisor)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (supervisor - as Camilo Jose Cela)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (supervisor)
 1976 Pascual Duarte (novel "La familia de Pascual Duarte" - as Camilo J. Cela)
 1976 Los libros (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Viaje a la Alcarria (1976) ... (novel - as Camilo Jose Cela)
 1970 Cuentos y leyendas (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Timoteo, el incomprendido (1970) ... (short story - as Camilo Jose Cela)
 1949 El sótano (literary collaborator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Esas nubes que pasan (1945, short story) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Camilo J. Cela | Camilo Jose Cela

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Personal Quote:

Of course I am. It's like blaming someone for being blond or brunette." (on accusations that he was arrogant) "I will never rest in insisting on the obvious, the defense of languages, of all languages and, in this case, of the Spanish language.


In his later years he championed the Spanish language, lamenting its demise in former Spanish colonies like the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara. See more »

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