BUERO Vallejo’s La doble historia del doctor Valmy, written in , centers on political torture in the imaginary country of Surelia. Because of its subject mat-. Directed by Alberto González Vergel. With Toni Cantó, Yolanda Ulloa, Mario Gas, Cuca Escribano. La Doble Historia Del Doctor Valmy has 33 ratings and 5 reviews. Written in , then banned and only staged in Spain 12 years later after Franco’s deat.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ordered by his superior to torture a political prisoner, Daniel becomes sexually impotent. Hpla25 rated it it was ok Oct 19, After the war he was imprisoned for six years.

This work presented a graphic picture of Spain after the Civil War and won the Lope de Vega Prize, establishing Vallejo as one of the foremost authors in Spain. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

La Doble Historia Del Doctor Valmy

While other authors left Spain to escape Franco’s censorship, Vallejo stayed in Spain and used symbolism to criticize the government. Just a moment while we sign you dkctor to your Goodreads account.

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The play focuses not on the victim but on the torturer and the consequences of his actions for his family, marriage and personal relations. Open Preview See a Problem? After a visit to Dr Valmy, Daniel discovers that his condition is a self-punishment for what he has done to the histkria.

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Written inthen banned and only staged in Spain 12 years later after Franco’s death, Buero’s powerful play tackles the controversial question of political torture. His works make frequent use of the symbolism of the senses—for example, using the “fiery darkness,” in which the protagonist cannot see, as a symbol of Spain’s dark situation.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published first published In the tragedies there is always a sense of hope for the future. Return to Book Page. Mary, Daniel’s wife, gradually becomes aware of the secrets of her husband’s grisly trade and attempts to persuade him to leave the police service, with devastating results. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. La Doble Historia Del To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ordered by his superior to torture a political prisoner, Daniel becomes sexually impotent Written inthen banned and only staged in Spain 12 years later after Franco’s death, Buero’s powerful play historoa the controversial question of political torture.

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About Antonio Buero Vallejo. Daniel Barnes is a family man who works as a member of the Political Police in an imaginary country called Surelia. During the civil war, he served as a medical aid in the Republican army.

La Doble Historia Del Doctor Valmy by Antonio Buero Vallejo (2 star ratings)

Inhe was elected to the Royal Spanish Academy. After being released he wrote Story of a Stairway in Trivia About La Doble Historia Lists with This Book.

A common theme in his work is Spain’s problems deo and after Franco. Want to Read saving…. Books by Antonio Buero Vallejo.