The Hive by Camilo José Cela

"The Hive" is a novel set in post-Civil War Spain, during the harsh years of Madrid's postwar recovery. It provides a gritty and realistic portrayal of the struggles faced by ordinary citizens in a society marked by deprivation and repression. The narrative is non-linear and fragmented, featuring a vast array of characters from various social classes, whose lives intertwine in a depiction of the bleakness and despair of the time. The book was initially banned in Spain due to its critical view of Franco's regime.

The 1272nd greatest book of all time


Published
1951
Nationality
Spanish
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Spanish

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