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How does the novel The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo J. Cela describe the political and social stuggles of Spain at the time of writing? The novel is written at a time of strict censorship yet, the author is credited for describing the social and political upheaval in Spain through the life struggles of his main character, Pascual Duarte.

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The second most popular novel after Don Quijote de La Mancha, and one of the most controversial novels in Spanish literature, La Familia de Pascual Duarteby Camilo Jose Cela was written in 1942. This was a year marked by the ruling of the so-called "Generalisimo" Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde Salgado Pardo, also known as Francisco Franco.

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