Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

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Considered one of the outstanding Spanish dramas of all time, this 17th-century allegory explores the mysteries of human destiny, the illusory nature of existence, and the struggle between predestination and free will. On the basic plot structure of king's suspicions of his son's role in an impending revolution, the playwright builds a dramatic edifice of theatricality, rich in symbolism and metaphor, expressed in magnificent poetry.

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The 1045th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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