Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Melodrama, fulletó literari i film revolucionari: dues visions de La verdad sobre el caso Savolta

Vicente J. Benet


La Verdad Sobre El Caso Savolta, by Eduardo Mendoza. is one of the most successful Spanish novels of the last two decades. In its narrative structure we can find a mixture of different literary genres. In the article. we analyze their relations and connections and their main orientation towards melodramatic effects. We also compare their work in popular literary genres such as the feuilleton. Finally, we analyze their work in the filmic adaptation of the novel directed by Antonio Drove. The film tries to offer a political-focused use of the material of the novel. However, the melodramatic effects work in the film in a very similar way.

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