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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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This bilingual edition was the first to include Lorca's last poems, the previously lost Sonnets of Dark Love. It covers the full range of his poetry, from the early poems and gypsy ballads to the agitated Poet in New York and Arab-influenced gacelas and casidas. Also included is the Lament for Sanchez Mejias and his famous lecture on the Duende.

Selected Poems Summary

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 Merryn Williams's edition of his Selected Poems was the first 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.

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GOR001917711
9781852241605
1852241608
Selected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
19920123
240
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