Joaquín Dicenta

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Dicenta, Joaquín

 

(Dicenta y Benedicto). Born Feb. 3, 1863, in Calatayud; died Feb. 20, 1917, in Alicante. Spanish writer.

Dicenta began with a romantic drama in verse (Werther’s Suicide, 1888) but later turned to realism. In his plays The Feudal Lord (1904), Yesterday’s Crime (1904), Daniel (1907), The Wolf (1913), and others, in his novel The Barbarians (1912), and in his collections of short stories, Dicenta discusses social problems and sympathetically portrays the people. In his drama Juan José (1895; Russian translation, 1935) the worker’s struggle for his rights was depicted for the first time in Spain.

WORKS

La mejor ley. Madrid, 1890.
Sobrevivirse. Madrid, 1911.
De la vida que pasa. Madrid, 1914.
In Russian translation:
In Ispanskie povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1958.
Khrabretsi: Rasskazy. Moscow, 1962.

REFERENCES

Eguía, Ruíz C. “Joaquin Dicenta.” In Critica patriótica. Madrid, 1921.
Hall, H. B. k’Joaquin Dicenta and the Drama or Social Criticism.” Hispanic Review, 1952, vol. 20, no. 1.
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En este volumen Leticia McGrath da el valor que se merece al olvidado dramaturgo Joaquin Dicenta (1863-1917) haciendo por primera vez un exhaustivo estudio cronologico de las treinta piezas teatrales que escribio el autor, algunas de ellas en colaboracion con su amigo Manuel Paso y dos dramas escritos con Pedro de Repido.
En el segundo capitulo la escritora explora la vida, obra y critica que se ha hecho a traves de los anos sobre Joaquin Dicenta.
Todavia ahora persiste una gran pobreza y division de clases y sufrimiento de gente indefensa todo ello denunciado con tanta elocuencia en la obra de Joaquin Dicenta.