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A collection to introduce English readers to the wonders of Lorca's poetry

This selection has been the introduction for generations of American readers to the mesmerizing poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1937). Lorca is admired the world over for the lyricism, immediacy and clarity of his poetry, as well as for his ability to encompass techniques of the symbolist movement with deeper psychological shadings. Most of all, Lorca's poems are admired for their beauty. Undercurrents of his major influences — Spanish folk traditions of his native Andalusia and Granada, gypsy ballads, and surrealists Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel — stream throughout Lorca's work.

Federico García Lorca (1898-1937) was born in Granada, Spain. A poet and playwright (Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba), he was killed by the Falangists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

ISBN: 9780811221627

ISBN-10: 9780811221627

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 06/12/2013 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/12/2013 - 12:00am

Pages: 216

Language: English


Poetry / European