Vol. 48:1 (2013) ► pp.79–99
El humo dormido, de Gabriel Miró
Narratividad vs. Superficie lírica
From the beginning of his literary career, Gabriel Miró (Alicante, 1879 — Madrid, 1930) has been considered a poet in prose, a lyricist or even a stylist. Of course, one cannot ignore that Miró’s work is highly poetic, as for the beauty of his language and landscapes or for some themes easily associated with Romantic lyrical commonplaces. But this is just a superficial screen behind which other narrative qualities are hidden. Indeed, Miró seems to use lyricism to deliberately conceal the narration, somewhat as a form of subliming it. This can be best seen when analysing El humo dormido (1919), for it is one of his books that has most often been praised as lyrical, but, although not exactly a novel, it hides a strong narrative structure of apprenticeship with an allegorical political meaning.
Article language: Spanish