Criticism: En La Ardiente Oscuridad (In The Burning Darkness)
SOURCE: Anderson, Reed. “Tragic Conflict and Progressive Synthesis in Buero Vallejo's En la ardiente oscuridad.” Symposium XXIX, nos. 1-2 (spring-summer 1975): 1-12.
[In the following essay, Anderson considers Buero Vallejo's ideas about tragedy and applies them to En la ardiente oscuridad.]
En la ardiente oscuridad first reached the stage in 1950, though it was written in 1946, a year before the prize-winning Historia de una escalera which had launched Buero Vallejo's career as a dramatist.1En la ardiente oscuridad is a tragedy in the purest sense, and its treatment of conflict is uncompromising. The dramatic action moves...
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