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By D. Gareth Walters

Standpoints govern the method taken to the poetry of Salvador Espriu (1913-85) during this first prolonged learn of his paintings in English. First, the writer explores the structural implications of symmetry and numerology, in a chronological instead of thematic survey of the poetry - a approach that consists of a attention of ways each one e-book (what can be termed quite often a macro-poem) attains its specified personality whereas having universal preoccupations and stylistic features. Secondly, he examines the strain implicit in Espriu's poetry among involvement and detachment or among the civic and the lyric. One factor addressed is why Espriu is perceived either because the image of ethical resistance opposed to Francoism and as a airtight, 'difficult' poet. critical to the research is an knowledge of the precarious prestige of the Catalan language within the interval while Espriu wrote such a lot of his poetry, and of ways his paintings represents, by means of dint of its linguistic personality, an act of defiance and confirmation, in Delor's view, a 'metalinguistic literature'. D. GARETH WALTERS is Professor of Hispanic reports on the collage of Swansea.

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