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Referents of identity: V.A. Estellés and Joan Fuster. The coherence of Antoni Miró

The poetic voice of V.A. Estellés exerts, as much as the philosophical-conceptual thinking of Joan Fuster, an enormous influence in the Valencian society in recent times. Both creators and characters illustrate the Catalan culture, they are a referent of identity for a lot of generations of intellectuals, due to their the rigor and affections, as well as the strength of the differential fact of their own culture. The poets’ versesencourage substantial ascription delving into the collective feeling of the contemporary society: the importance every culture has which is its language. We choose some of the verses written by Estellés in El big foc dels garbons which denotesthe strength of the word in the preparation of memory for a collective future: “dipositem, sobre la taula, mots, /els documents gastats de la misèria,/la identitat en digitals febrils.” [we leave on the table, words/ documents used in misery,/ identity in feverish digitals.”]

We extracted a small reflection of Joan Fuster’s work Cara o mai, thatis as follows: literature can’t save itself if it does not save the language in which it is written.

Like this, both creators accredit, from the depth of their thoughts, the vital importance that for them to respect their mother tongue, main subject that it involves and the the invaluable geography. Antoni Miró is a painter, whose identity remains reflected in the first approximation of his work. Like an unalterable reality and, already, forever in his future creative work, he takes on the conditions that Estellés and Fuster proclaim. The paintingby Antoni Miró celebrates the signs of coherence as he paints as he thinks, he thinks as he talks, he talks as his thoughts dictate to him. An eagerness to live, based on the privacy of his dear homeland.

Josep Sou

Parlem valencià, 2015. (Acrílico s/lienzo, 116x116) Antoni Miro