The textual genetics of each work can be discerned by means of his handwritten pages: an early manuscript, whose simple yet legible handwriting gets smaller over the years, is followed by a first typed copy in which the author made several corrections, many of them quite complex. This copy is followed by many others with more corrections until the final printed version.

Apart from Camilo José Cela’s manuscripts, the same collection includes manuscripts by other Spanish famous authors such as Pío Baroja, Federico García Lorca, Vicente Aleixandre, Dámaso Alonso and Ramón Otero Pedrayo.

In order to learn more about Camilo José Cela's manuscripts, please check the website

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