The writer Josep Pla published, in 1927, several newspaper articles in which he described various places in Catalonia, including the área which has become known as the Costa Brava, which we will consider here. Though appearing to be merely journalism, with these articles Pla created a space-time composition that he would rework over a forty year period, creating a unique world in a personalized literary genre which cannot be assigned to the traditional literary taxonomy. We propose the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope as a means of analyzing Pla's configuration of space-time, for it is precisely this coming together of space and time that gives Pla's work its unity and that characterises him as an author interested in looking for new literary forms, when faced with the crisis of literary genre during the first half of the 20th Century.
|Journal||Bulletin of Hispanic Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|