Frank P. Casa (essay date April 1969)
SOURCE: Casa, Frank P. “The Problem of National Reconciliation in Buero Vallejo's El Tragaluz.” Revista Hispánica Moderna XXXV, no. 3 (April 1969): 285-94.
[In the following essay, Casa analyzes the sociopolitical significance of El tragaluz, contending that it was the first Spanish play to explore the moral consequences of the Spanish Civil War.]
Buero Vallejo's El tragaluz is one of the most important works of Spanish post-war literature. That its importance is due to political-cultural circumstances rather than to its literary merit does not, in any way, diminish the significance of the play.1 The peculiar distinction of the...
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