‘Que la beldad es vuestra, la voz mía’: A Cognitive Pragmatic Answer to a Gongorine Crux
CRESPO, CARLOS IGLESIAS
‘Oro no rayó así flamante grana’ (1623), the last love sonnet by Luis de Góngora, has eluded the full comprehension of its critics since the seventeenth century due to its thematic ambiguity and formal obscurity. This article examines its critical reception with the tools afforded by François Recanati’s cognitive pragmatics to analyse how each critic has pragmatically responded to the sonnet’s interpretive cruxes. From this vantage point, it is hypothesised how it can also be read as an autobiographical and metaliterary statement. The results suggest that this sonnet might be three poems in one, functioning as a metaliterary emblem for the history of Petrarchism up to Góngora.
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47 Language, Communication and Culture, 4702 Cultural Studies, 4704 Linguistics, 4705 Literary Studies
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Liverpool University Press
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