Laín Corona, G.; (2011) Proyecciones de Gabriel Miró en la narrativa del 27 / Projections of Gabriel Miró in the prose fiction of the generation of 1927. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).
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The literary oblivion Gabriel Miró (Alicante, 1879 – Madrid, 1930) has fallen into nowadays invited a revision of his work. As he was a difficult author, he never had a mass readership. But he did have many more readers than today. Miró was, indeed, a literary eminence. He was awarded distinguished prizes such as the Mariano de Cavia for journalism, and was involved in debates that were very controversial in the media. In this thesis I have discussed the possibility that Miró has been neglected because of a specific way of reading his work. From the very beginning of his literary career, he has been considered a poet in prose, a lyricist or even a stylist, overlooking his qualities as a (Modernist/Avant-Garde) novelist and the ideological and social content that, although subtly, is found in his books. This, of course, distanced him from the reader, as literary taste for the last 100 years or more has favoured the novel of dramatic development which is best represented by the best-seller. It has been argued that it was the Generation of 1927, and especially its poets Pedro Salinas, Jorge Guillén, Dámaso Alonso and Gerardo Diego, who are responsible for this lyrical reading. They praised Miró, but their view, although more positive than previous clichés, was still in the sphere of the poet. Certainly, there are stylistic influences (defined here by the broader notion of projections) to be found in the poetry of these authors. However, in order to promote a new and narrative interpretation of Miró‘s work, I have studied how these stylistic devices, as well as narrative techniques and structures, are projected in four of the novelists of this generation – Benjamín Jarnés, Juan Chabás, José Ballester and Carmen Conde.
|Title:||Proyecciones de Gabriel Miró en la narrativa del 27 / Projections of Gabriel Miró in the prose fiction of the generation of 1927|
|Additional information:||An English summary of the thesis can be found on pages 325-362|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of EU Langs, Culture and Society > Spanish and Latin American Studies|
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