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Spring 2008


A good question for speculation is, "By the age of 18 how many serial killers and assassins have our young people seen? Very few, of course, unless you count the scores of fictional characters who are depicted every year on television and in films. They are, for some reason, a point of particular curiosity, and they are appearing in the literature of Spain. Perhaps the most well-known 20th century serial killer is Camilo Jose Cela's Pascual Duarte. Just how could these characters be approached in our classes?