|Author: ||Austin, Karen|
Reality/Realidad is the second of Galdós' paired novels which tell the same story from two very different perspectives, and through two very different narrative structures. The first, The Unknown, was an epistolary novel. Reality, presented here in English, is wholly theatrical and dramaticized - an intriguing and, for its time (1889), very innovative, standpoint. It was later reworked into a proper drama, acclaimed by publics and critics alike.
"Kren Austin's introduction repairs any gap in our knowledge and ties the work in with the long traditions of Spanish theatre. . . . The translation, close to the original, makes the important Galderonian problem - 'what is reality?' - accessible to a wider audience." - The British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain