La desautomatització del llenguatge com a  mecanisme irònic a  "L’home que es va perdre" de Francesc Trabal

  1. Moisés Llopis i Alarcon

Abstract

Manipulation of language as an ironic mechanism in Francesc Trabal’s novel L’home que es va perdre

The novelistic experimentation of Trabal in L’home que es va perdre is developed through the reflection of the uses and possibilities of the language as an instrument of expression of reality and the use of many literary references that warn the reader about the demystification of literature. L’home que es va perdre is anovel full of ironic techniques, although this paper emphasizes the most important one: the sense of irony that highlights the precariousness of language as an instrument to know the world, which we can follow in this novel through the exploration of the different uses of the verb to lose in Catalan (to get lost, to miss, to lose, etc.). Through the exploration of this resource, the paradigm of “humor pur” (pure comedy), Trabal shows the conventional nature of most of our communicative acts through aseries of our completely automated mechanisms which, in this case, reach its peak when Picàbia, victim of the funny game that he had started himself, assumes the internal logic from which it has developed, and consequently, gets lost.

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Estudios Hispánicos

22, 2014

Pages from 39 to 49

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