Carlos Arniches y Barrera (1886-1943) is a dramatist who has been too long and too consistently neglected. From 1888 until his death in 1943 he was a successful playwright from the point of view of the box office, but the critics were inclined to dismiss him an as author of the despised genero chico, a lesser genre and hence unworthy of their attention. Most manuals of literature either ignore him completely or mention him briefly as one more author of short plays. The more generous devote a sentence or two of him.
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Spanish and Portuguese
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Carlos Arniches y Barrera, Spanish Theater, Genero Chico, Melodrama, Tragedias Grotescas
Dawson, Margaret Jones. "The Melodramatic Element in the Sainetes of Carlos Arniches." (1955). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/span_etds/48