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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherHoward Fertig
File size6.6 Mb
Release date 02.05.1989
Pages count267
Book rating2.7 (2 votes)
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Nobel Prize Project
Year: 1922
Winner: Jacinto Benavente

Review: This consists of "His Widow's Husband", "The Bonds of Interest", "The Evil Doers of Good", and "La Malquerida".

"His Widow's Husband" was pure throwaway fluff. "The Bonds of Interest" and "The Evil Doers of Good" were comedies of manners, fairly amusing but sub-Wilde by far and basically worse than the older plays it was imitating. "La Malquerida" was actually a really good, simple drama and made me wish this collection had focused more on his dramas. Overall, this was worth reading, but pretty much unexciting.

Verdict: Even "La Malquerida", the best play in the collection, was hardly amazing. There's no originality here and the writing isn't good enough to make up for it. I understand that Benavente was very popular at the time, but he is totally forgotten today. That sounds about right to me.

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