Tomàs Garcés

Last updated

Tomàs Garcés i Miravet (Catalan pronunciation:  [tuˈmaz ɣəɾˈses] ; 9 October 1901 – 16 November 1993, Barcelona) was a Catalan poet and lawyer.

Garcés was born in Barcelona. He studied law, philosophy and literature in the University of Barcelona.

At the time of the Spanish Civil War Garcés fled to France where he was a teacher of Spanish language in the University of Toulouse. He returned to Catalonia in 1947.

Tomas was called "The Catalan poet of song" for his short regular verses.

He worked in several literary publications: Mar Vella, which he founded, and also Ariel, Serra d'Or, Revista de Catalunya and also La Publicitat, in which he published his works under the pseudonym "Ship-Boy".

For his works he was awarded several prizes, including The City of Barcelona Award, The Generalitat de Catalunya award, Crítica Serra d'Or, Creu de Sant Jordi and Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes.


Related Research Articles

Josep Bargalló Catalan politician

Josep Bargalló i Valls is a Catalan teacher, politician and the current Minister of Education of Catalonia.

Salvador Espriu Catalan writer

Salvador Espriu i Castelló was a Spanish poet who wrote most of his works in Catalan.

Josep Carner Catalan poet

Josep Carner i Puigoriol, was a Catalan poet, journalist, playwright and translator. He was also known as the Prince of Catalan Poets. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times.

Joan Brossa Spanish artist

Joan Brossa was a Catalan poet, playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote only in the Catalan language.

Joan Maragall Spanish author

Joan Maragall i Gorina was a Spanish Catalan poet, journalist and translator, the foremost member of the modernisme movement in literature. His manuscripts are preserved in the Joan Maragall Archive of Barcelona.

Sergi Pàmies Spanish translator and writer

Sergi Pàmies is a Spanish writer, translator, journalist and television and radio presenter. He is the son of the writer Teresa Pàmies and the former general secretary of the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, Gregorio López Raimundo. In his works he employs humor and parody mixing them with themes of failure and desperation. He translated works by Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Agota Kristof, Daniel Pennac and Amélie Nothomb. He received several awards for his literary works.

Màrius Serra Catalan writer

Màrius Serra i Roig is a Spanish writer, journalist, translator and television maker.

Jordi Galceran Catalan writer

Jordi Galceran Ferrer is a Catalan playwright, screenwriter and translator, known internationally for his play El mètode Grönholm. He writes in Catalan.

Baltasar Porcel i Pujol was a Spanish writer, journalist and literary critic. His enormous legacy credited him as one of the greatest authors in Catalan literature from the 20th century.

Albert Ràfols-Casamada spanish poet and artist

Albert Ràfols-Casamada was a Catalan painter, poet and art teacher involved in the vanguard movements of his time. He is considered one of the most important, multifaceted Catalan artists of his time. His artwork began in the post-expressionist, figurative sphere but soon developed into his own abstract style grounded in a poetic rendering of everyday reality.

Josep Maria Castellet Spanish writer, poet, literacy critic, publisher and editor

Josep Maria Castellet Díaz de Cossío, also known as José María Castellet, was a Spanish Catalan writer, poet, literacy critic, publisher and editor.

Jordi Puntí Spanish writer

Jordi Puntí i Garriga is a Catalan language writer, columnist, and translator.

Valentí Serra de Manresa Spanish historian and archivist

Valentí Serra i Fornell, is a Spanish Capuchin and priest, whose religious name is Valentí Serra de Manresa.

Sarrià Capuchins

The Sarrià Capuchins are a community of the Capuchins that settled in Barcelona in 1578 after a request of the Consell de Cent, and against the will of the king Philip II.

Josep Maria de Sagarra Spanish poet, writer and translator

Josep Maria de Sagarra i de Castellarnau was a Catalan language writer from Barcelona, Spain.

Joan Triadú writer, teacher and literary critic (1921–2010)

Joan Triadu was a Spanish literary critic, academic and writer. A cultural and resistant anti-Franco activist, he participated in many significant Catalan cultural projects of the 20th century such as the Serra d'Or magazine, the magazine Ariel, Ariel, the newspaper Today or Òmnium Cultural. He was the pioneer in the post-war Catalan courses. In the role of pedagogue, he was the general director of the Cultural Institution of the CIC, an entity that created the Escola Thau Barcelona in 1963 and the Escola Thau Sant Cugat in 1996.

Jaume Medina

Jaume Medina i Casanovas is a Catalan philologist, latinist, writer, translator and poet.

Catalan Republic (1931) April 1931 short-lived state on the Iberian Peninsula

The Catalan Republic was a state proclaimed in 1931 by Francesc Macià as the "Catalan Republic within the Iberian Federation", in the context of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. It was proclaimed on 14 April 1931, and superseded on 17 April by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the autonomous Catalan government.

Francoist Catalonia

Francoism in Catalonia was established between 1939 and 1975, following the Spanish Civil War and post-war Francoist repression. Francisco Franco's regime replaced Revolutionary Catalonia after the Catalonia Offensive at the end of the war. The dictatorship in Catalonia complemented the suppression of democratic freedoms with the repression of Catalan culture. Its totalitarian character and its unifying objectives meant the imposition of a single culture and a single language, Castillian. The regime was specifically anti-Catalan, but this did not stop the development of a Catalan Francoism that was forged during the war and fed by victory.

Joan Solà i Cortassa Spanish linguist & philologist

Joan Solà Cortassa was a Catalan linguist and philologist. He was professor of Catalan language and literature at the University of Barcelona from 1984 onwards, and vice president of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) from 2009.