“Una novel·la pornográfica, per favor!”Escándalo y provocación en la literatura catalana (primera mitad del siglo XX)

Cornellà-Detrell, J. (2015) “Una novel·la pornográfica, per favor!”Escándalo y provocación en la literatura catalana (primera mitad del siglo XX). Revista de filología románica, 32(1), pp. 87-104.

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This article sets out to analyse the role of controversy and scandal in the development of the Catalan literary field during the first half of the twentieth century. The main topics to be explored are the importance of religion and sexuality in the modernista novel, the debates caused by the impact of Freud’s ideas in the 1920s and 1930s and, finally, the moral conservatism of the 1940s and 1950s, which led to the ostracism of several authors. Drawing upon Bourdieu’s ideas and the sociological theory of scandal, this article shows that controversy is an integral element of the literary field which periodically helps to renovate literary techniques. Among the works examined are La dama enamorada (Joan Puig i Ferrater), Josafat (Prundenci Bertrana), Els sots feréstecs (Raimon Casellas), Fanny (Carles Soldevila), Aspectes (Salvador Espriu), Una mena d'amor (Cèsar August Jordana), Vida privada (Josep Maria de Sagarra), Laura a la ciutat dels sants (Miquel Llor) and El mar (Blai Bonet).

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Catalan literature, Catalan literary field, Modernisme, religion, sexuality, literary controversy, Franco's regime, Joan Puig i Ferrater, Prundenci Bertrana, Raimon Casellas, Carles Soldevila, Salvador Espriu, Cèsar August Jordana, Josep Maria de Sagarra, Miquel Llor, Blai Bonet.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cornella Detrell, Dr Jordi
Authors: Cornellà-Detrell, J.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Revista de filología románica
Publisher:Universidad Complutense de Madrid
ISSN (Online):1988-2815

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