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El Niño de la Bola by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review)

El Niño de la Bola by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review) RESENAS PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCÓN. El Niño de la Bola. Ed. Ignacio Javier López. Madrid: Cátedra, 2014. 380 pp. Michael Adam Carroll In his critical edition of El Niño de la Bola, Ignacio Javier López presents Pedro Antonio de Alarcón's 1881 manuscript, a self-corrected version of the original that appeared in 1880. He also provides the reader with endnotes that clarify the etymology of key words and historical questions. López sets out to reintroduce and re-contextualize the novelist's work, recognizing El Niño as a polarizing literary event in the history of nineteenth-century Spanish Letters. Alarcón remains a passion project for López, evidenced in his articles and especially in his recent book Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (Prensa, política, novela de tesis). The introduction is organized into six sections. The reader can understand these installments as two major movements: the first half explores Alarcón's journalistic and political experiences, while the second portion treats the novelist's literary career and texts, though some themes and events naturally overlap along the way. The first twenty-five years of Alarcón's life read like an adventure novel in López's first section. Alarcón's family suffers economically under Fernando VII and loses its social position after opposing the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anales Galdosianos Anales Galdosianos

El Niño de la Bola by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (review)

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

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RESENAS PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCÓN. El Niño de la Bola. Ed. Ignacio Javier López. Madrid: Cátedra, 2014. 380 pp. Michael Adam Carroll In his critical edition of El Niño de la Bola, Ignacio Javier López presents Pedro Antonio de Alarcón's 1881 manuscript, a self-corrected version of the original that appeared in 1880. He also provides the reader with endnotes that clarify the etymology of key words and historical questions. López sets out to reintroduce and re-contextualize the novelist's work, recognizing El Niño as a polarizing literary event in the history of nineteenth-century Spanish Letters. Alarcón remains a passion project for López, evidenced in his articles and especially in his recent book Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (Prensa, política, novela de tesis). The introduction is organized into six sections. The reader can understand these installments as two major movements: the first half explores Alarcón's journalistic and political experiences, while the second portion treats the novelist's literary career and texts, though some themes and events naturally overlap along the way. The first twenty-five years of Alarcón's life read like an adventure novel in López's first section. Alarcón's family suffers economically under Fernando VII and loses its social position after opposing the

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Published: Jan 28, 2014

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