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Selected Poems Federico Garcia Lorca

Selected Poems By Federico Garcia Lorca

Selected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca


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Selected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain's greatest modern poet and dramatist, was murdered by Fascist partisans in 1936, shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. He was by then an immensely popular figure, celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and at the height of his creative powers. After his death, with his work suppressed, he became a potent symbol of the martyrdom of Spain. The manuscript of Lorca's last poems, his tormented Sonnets of Dark Love, disappeared during the Civil War. For fifty years the poems lived only in the words of the poets who had heard Lorca read them, like Neruda and Aleixandre, who remembered them as 'a pure and ardent monument to love in which the prime material is now the poet's flesh, his heart, his soul wide open to his own destruction'. Lorca's lost sonnets were re-discovered in Spain during the 1980s, and this was the first book to include English translations of these brooding poems. Merryn Williams' edition draws on the full range of Lorca's poetry, from the early poems and the gypsy ballads to the agitated Poet in New York sequence and the Arab-influenced gacelas and casidas which followed his American exile. It includes the Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias, Lorca's great elegy for his bullfighter friend, as well as the full text of his famous lecture on the duende, the daemon of Spanish music, song, dance, poetry and art. In these remarkable translations, Lorca's elemental poems are reborn in English, with their stark images of blood and moon, of water and earth; of bulls, horses and fish; olives, sun and oranges; knives and snow; darkness and death.

About Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain's greatest modern poet and dramatist, was murdered by Fascist partisans in 1936, shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. He was by then and immensely popular figure, celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and at the height of his creative powers. After his death, with his work suppressed, he became a potent symbol of the martyrdom of Spain.The manuscript of Lorca's last poems, his tormented Sonnets of Dark Love, disappeared during the Civil War. For fifty years the poems lived only in the words of the poets who had heard Lorca read them, like Neruda and Aleixandre, who remembered them as 'a pure and ardent monument to love in which the prime material is now the poet's flesh, his heart, his soul wide open to his own destruction'. Lorca's lost sonnets were re-discovered in Spain during the 1980s, and the Bloodaxe edition of his Selected Poems (1992/2021), translated by Merryn Williams, was the first to include English translations of these brooding poems.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9 EARLY POEMS (1919-1925) Sueno 24 Dream Baladilla de los tres rios 26 Little Ballad of the Three Rivers Paisaje 28 Landscape La guitarra 30 The Guitar Pueblo 32 Village Saeta 32 Saeta Camino 34 Journey Malaguena 34 Malaguena Nocturnos de la ventana (4) 36 Nocturnes of the Window (4) Arco de lunas 36 Arc of Moons Cancion de jinete (1860) 38 Song of the Rider (1860) Cancion de jinete 40 Song of the Rider La luna asoma 42 The Moon Comes Out Murio al amanecer 42 He Died at Dawn La soltera en misa 44 The Spinster at Mass Despedida 44 Farewell Suicidio 46 Suicide Granada y 1850 48 Granada and 1850 Dos marinos en la orilla 48 Two Sailors on the Beach Cancion del naranjo seco 50 Song of the Barren Orange Tree Oda a Salvador Dali 52 Ode to Salvador Dali ROMANCERO GITANO / GYPSY BALLADS (1924-1927) Romance de la luna, luna 66 Ballad of the Moon, Moon Preciosa y el aire 68 Preciosa and the Wind Reyerta 70 The Fight Romance sonambulo 74 Somnambular Ballad La monja gitana 78 The Gypsy Nun La casada infiel 80 The Faithless Wife Romance de la pena negra 84 Ballad of the Black Sorrow San Miguel (Granada) 86 St Michael (Granada) San Rafael (Cordoba) 90 St Raphael (Cordoba) San Gabriel (Sevilla) 92 St Gabriel (Sevilla) Prendimiento de Antonito el Camborio en el camino de Sevilla 96 The Arrest of Tony Camborio on the Road to Sevilla Muerte de Antonito el Camborio 100 The Death of Tony Camborio Romance del emplazado 102 Ballad of the Doomed Man Romance de la Guardia Civil espanola 106 Ballad of the Spanish Civil Guard Thamar y Amnon 114 Thamar and Amnon POETA EN NUERVO YORK / POET IN NEW YORK (1929-30) Vuelta de paseo 126 Back from a Walk 1910 126 1910 El rey de Harlem 128 The King of Harlem Iglesia abandonada 136 Abandoned Church Danza de la muerte 138 Dance of Death Asesinato 142 Murder La aurora, New York 144 Daybreak, New York (oficina y denuncia) 146 (office and denunciation) Grito hacia Roma 150 Cry to Rome Oda a Walt Whitman 154 Ode to Walt Whitman Adan 162 Adam Son de negros en Cuba 164 Song of the Negroes in Cuba DIVAN DEL TAMARIT (1936) Gacela del amor imprevisto 170 Gacela of Unforeseen Love Gacela de la terrible presencia 170 Gacela of the Terrible Presence Gacela del amor desesperado 172 Gacela of Desperate Love Gacela del nino muerto 174 Gacela of the Dead Child Gacela de la muerte oscura 174 Gacela of the Dark Death Gacela de la huida 176 Gacela of the Flight Casida del herido por el agua 178 Casida of One Wounded by the Water Casida del llanto 178 Casida of the Weeping Casida de la mujer tendida 180 Casida of the Reclining Woman Casida de la rosa 180 Casida of the Rose Casida de las palomas oscuras 182 Casida of the Dark Doves LLANTO POR IGNACIO SANCHEZ MEJIAS / LAMENT FOR IGNACIO SANCHEZ MEJIAS (1935) 1. La cogida y la muerte 188 The Tossing and the Death 2. La sangre derramada 190 The Spilled Blood 3. Cuerpo presente 196 The Body Laid Out 4. Alma ausente 198 Absent Soul SONETAS DEL AMOR OSCURO / SONNETS OF DARK LOVE (1935-1936) Soneto de la guirnalda de rosas 206 Sonnet of the Garland of Roses Soneto de la dulce queja 206 Sonnet of the Sweet Complaint Llagas de amor 208 The Wounds of Love Soneto de la carta 208 Sonnet of the Letter El poeta dice la verdad 210 The Poet Tells the Truth El poeta habla por telefono con el amor 210 The Poet speaks to the loved one by telephone El poeta pregunta a su amor por la Ciudad Encantada de Cuenca 212 The Poet questions his lover on the 'enchanted city' of Cuenca Soneto gongorino en que el poeta manda a su amor una paloma 212 Gongorine sonnet in which the poet sends his loved one a pigeon !Ay voz secreta del amor oscuro! 214 'Ah, secret voice of dark love' El amor duerme en el pecho del poeta 214 The loved one sleeps on the poet's breast Noche del amor insomne 216 Night of Sleepless Love Juega y teoria del duende 221 Theory and Function of the Duende (1933) 232 Index of English titles and first lines 236 Index of Spanish titles and first lines

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NGR9781780376103
9781780376103
1780376103
Selected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
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Bloodaxe Books Ltd
2021-10-21
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