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Palacio Valdés

(Spanish paˈlaθjo balˈdes)
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(Biography) Armando (arˈmando). 1853–1938, Spanish novelist and critic
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This was the 'Marta y Maria' of Armando Palacio Valdes, a novelist who delights me beyond words by his friendly and abundant humor, his feeling for character, and his subtle insight.
Armando Palacio Valdes (1853-1938) ha atravesado diferentes etapas en su devenir historico y critico.
Es natural que en el caso de los traductores literarios sea, precisamente, la creacion artistica, de modo que en los cuarenta y cuatro trabajos recopilados aqui, la mayoria de autores son escritores: desde figuras reconocidas como Blanco White, Marchena, Harzenbutsch, Larra, Unamuno, Palacio Valdes, Pardo Bazan, Giner de los Rios, Benavente, Valera o Menendez Pelayo hasta autores mucho menos recordados hoy como Ayguals de Izco, Breton de los Herreros, Carnerero, Fernandez Cuesta, Ferran, Tio, Lamarca, Balaguer, Lista o Yxart.
En este ensayo destaco dos aspectos de la relacion entre tres novelistas del XIX y el llamado teatro por horas: primero, el contacto de Benito Perez Galdos, Clarin y Armando Palacio Valdes con el mundo social farandulero de la Restauracion, y segundo, la presencia del teatro por horas en tres conocidas novelas de su cosecha.
Thus the late Galdos, Pardo Bazan, and to some extent Clarin, Palacio Valdes, Valera, and others appear as 'transitional or fully modernist writers' (p.
Analyses of autobiographical texts by Ramon Mesonero Romanos, Jose Zorrilla, and Armando Palacio Valdes show that each of them narrates an experience of crisis in which the forces of change, progress, or modernity threaten the self's connection with an idealized, unchanging space--that of home, childhood, mother.
After studying law at the University of Madrid, Palacio Valdes began his literary career as a critic but soon turned to the novel.