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El escándalo by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review)

El escándalo by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review) RESENAS PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCÓN. El escándalo. Ed. Ignacio Javier López. Madrid: Cátedra, 2013. 512 pp. Sarah Sierra Whether due to his position as a conservative reactionary or simply the result of unfortunate timing, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón has attracted a seemingly disproportionate amount of negative criticism relative to his contemporaries during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The circumstances surrounding this negative press, however, have more to do with the author's socio-political ideology, which tarnished the literary legacy of his 1875 novel, El escándalo. Under this premise, in a new critical edition, Professor Ignacio Javier López examines the factors that led to the overwhelmingly negative reception of El escándalo, attributing this phenomenon to an erroneous conflation of social and political contexts with the aesthetic value of the novel. López outlines Alarcón's social and political trajectory from the author's early participation in radical liberalism to his eventual conversion (or return) to traditional values by the date of El escándalo's publication. In considering the author's reactionary conservatism, which influenced his stylistic and ideological stance toward the novel, López explains that the years between the revolutions of 1854 and 1868 affected how Alarcón interpreted the events that transpired during http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anales Galdosianos Anales Galdosianos

El escándalo by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review)

Anales Galdosianos , Volume 49 (1) – Jan 28, 2014

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RESENAS PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCÓN. El escándalo. Ed. Ignacio Javier López. Madrid: Cátedra, 2013. 512 pp. Sarah Sierra Whether due to his position as a conservative reactionary or simply the result of unfortunate timing, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón has attracted a seemingly disproportionate amount of negative criticism relative to his contemporaries during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The circumstances surrounding this negative press, however, have more to do with the author's socio-political ideology, which tarnished the literary legacy of his 1875 novel, El escándalo. Under this premise, in a new critical edition, Professor Ignacio Javier López examines the factors that led to the overwhelmingly negative reception of El escándalo, attributing this phenomenon to an erroneous conflation of social and political contexts with the aesthetic value of the novel. López outlines Alarcón's social and political trajectory from the author's early participation in radical liberalism to his eventual conversion (or return) to traditional values by the date of El escándalo's publication. In considering the author's reactionary conservatism, which influenced his stylistic and ideological stance toward the novel, López explains that the years between the revolutions of 1854 and 1868 affected how Alarcón interpreted the events that transpired during

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Published: Jan 28, 2014

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