Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Brais Pinto: A Short History of the Galician “Beat” Generation

Christopher Herman George

Resum


The poets of the Brais Pinto group were forerunners in the modernization of Galician literature and politics during Francoist Spain. The significance of the poets does not only lie in the five books of poetry brought out by the eponymous underground publishing house, but rather in the changes they triggered, and the subsequent quasi-mythical status of the members. It is precisely for this reason that the group remains relevant today. Consequently, it is interesting to look into Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín’s suggestion in the sense that the group supposes a sort of Galician Beat Generation, as certain affinities between the two groups shed light on how they were and are perceived in the Galician literary system.

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