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Rating details. Sort order. I suppose one can write a whole dissertation about El Principe Destronado, concerning the long-lasting effects of the Spanish Civil War and life during Franco's rule. But El Princie Destronado is much more than that. Sure, we see the father, representing the dictatorship with his arrogance, the mother the defeated Republic, and the child, the future generation, stuck in between.
But we see everything from the point of view of the three-year-old runt, Quico, across the duration of a single day in I suppose one can write a whole dissertation about El Principe Destronado, concerning the long-lasting effects of the Spanish Civil War and life during Franco's rule. But we see everything from the point of view of the three-year-old runt, Quico, across the duration of a single day in March of Quico is a picky eater, he carries treasures in his pockets, he plays with his older siblings and is convinced his little baby sister can say more than a-ta-ta.
Everything gets filtered through his daily troubles and triumphs, from not having peed in his bed in the morning until his frantic efforts to fend of the demons at night as he goes to sleep. His older brother, who is not old enough yet to go to school, bullies him, plays with him, and convinces him to do things he will get in trouble for. All the while, little Quico gets himself in trouble after trouble and his musings highlight the difference of what is important to him versus to the adults around him.
He is the prince who has lost his throne to his baby sister and he has become a nobody, fifth child among six, and his troubles, after following a single day of his life, are just starting, it seems. Written in the 60s and published just two years before Franco's rule ended in , the book carries a foreboding that lingers. Aug 28, Elena rated it it was amazing. My sister was in the hospital and I read this book while she was sleeping.
Jun 01, El Juanito rated it really liked it. May 05, Carolina Gonzalez rated it liked it. A bit slow. Tender but uneventful. Apr 05, Georgina Thynne rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , spain. Very amusing story about a child's feelings on the birth of a younger brother.
Jan 04, Elenaqb rated it it was amazing. Had to read it for school when I was very young! Not sure if it was translated into English I couldn't imagine myself into the story, I have no siblings, so it was kinda hard, but it was a rather good story anyway. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Miguel Delibes. Miguel Delibes. Books by Miguel Delibes. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more No trivia or quizzes yet. Huye de ellas, Quico, como de la peste. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Alvar Manuel. Lengua y habla en las novelas de Miguel Delibes. El novelista no pretende destruir el lenguaje sino que lo engrandece. Por eso Delibes reacciona con pocas contemplaciones cuando se le plantea el problema. El lenguaje es un hecho colectivo, en el que estamos inmersos y del que no podemos zafarnos. Y Delibes tiene el suyo propio y trata de tener — hemos dicho que crea seres vivos — el de cada uno de sus. Si en el asunto mejoro o no, yo no soy quien para decirlo 5.