The forging of Gabriel MiroÌ's literary language in the context of his poetics
The author of this thesis tackles the study of the forging of Gabriel Miró’s literary language in the context of his poetics taking the writer’s complete literary and journalistic works as well as his complete correspondence as a corpus. A chronological approach to this corpus has made it possible for the author to establish tangible patterns of evolution. The study is divided into two main blocks and an “Epilogue”. The first block (I) is specifically dedicated to the forging of the literary language. The second block (II) deals with the evolution of Miró’s poetics in relation with the forging of is literary language. A final “Epilogue” (III) establishes a complementary external context that allows for a further understanding of the consolidation of Miró’s literary language and poetics and suggests new avenues for future research. The first block (I) is in its turn divided into two main sections. The first section (1) deals with the influence of the Catalan language in the forging of Miró’s literary language. The following section (2), studies the linguistic background behind the distinctiveness of the literary language (2.1.), and the influence of the literary language of the siglo de Oro in it (2.2.). The next block (III) tackles the evolution of Miró’s theoretical notions used to define his literature, his explicit poetics (3). In the following section (4), those theoretical notions at work (Miró’s implicit poetics) are also studied in a chronological continuum in relation to the role played by the literary language. A specific aspect of that link between language and poetics is covered in the study of Miró’s narrative of memory (5). A final “Epilogue” (III) is concerned with the way in which Miró the man is presented in his letters by Miró the writer (6). The scope of Miró’s relationship with Catalan culture in his Barcelona period (7) is dealt with in the last section of this “Epilogue”.