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“THAT, WHEN TRANSLATED INCORRECTLY, WAS SAYING SOMETHING LIKE THIS”: VICTORIAN CONTEXT AND INTERTEXT IN THE WORKS OF JUAN BENET

Bazhenova-Sorokina A.

The article analyzes Juan Benet’s essays on Victorian literature, short

stories “De lejos”, “Una linea incompleta” and “Viator” and his non-fiction book “Lon-
dres victoriano” in which the Spanish writer addresses 19th century Anglo-Saxon writ-
ers from Charles Dickens to Joseph Conrad. Benet is mostly known as an author who

brought the discourse of European and American modernism to Spanish literature and
as the creator of the Spanish new novel, who consciously renounced Spanish realism

of both 19th and 20th century.