A Companion to Federico García Lorca (Monografías A) by Federico Bonaddio

By Federico Bonaddio

A spouse to Federico Garc???­?‚?­a Lorca offers a transparent, severe appraisal of the problems and debates surrounding the paintings of Spain's so much celebrated poet and dramatist. It considers previous and present techniques to the examine of Lorca, and likewise indicates new instructions for extra research. An advent at the usually contentious topic of Lorca's biography is by way of 5 chapters - poetry, theatre, track, drawing and cinema - which jointly recognize the polymath in Lorca. an additional 3 chapters - faith, gender and sexuality, and politics - entire the quantity by way of protecting vital thematic issues throughout a few texts, issues which needs to be thought of within the context of the long-lasting prestige that Lorca has obtained and opposed to the history of the cultural shifts affecting his readership. The better half is a testomony to Lorca's enduring charm and, via its explication of texts and research of the guy, demonstrates simply why he keeps, and will proceed, to draw scholarly curiosity. individuals: FEDERICO BONADDIO, JACQUELINE COCKBURN, NIGEL DENNIS, CHRISTOPHER MAURER, ALBERTO MIRA, ANTONIO MONEGAL, CHRIS PERRIAM, XON DE ROS, ERIC SOUTHWORTH, D. GARETH WALTERS, SARAH WRIGHT

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Not 15 See also D. Gareth Walters, ‘Parallel Trajectories in the Careers of Falla and Lorca’, in Federico Bonaddio and Xon de Ros (eds), Crossing Fields in Modern Spanish Culture (Oxford: Legenda [European Humanities Research Centre], 2003), 92–102. 24 CHRISTOPHER MAURER only does Lorca rely on the composer for historical information, one also feels Falla’s influence on Lorca’s perception of deep song as an anonymous, traditional music created by the Andalusian people (primarily, gypsies), rather than music created by individual cantaores.

The bat (elixir of shadow) dissolves in the air. Without bats there would be no night. They give color to silence and make it invisible. They nip at the heel of day and awaken the dog and the frog . . ] 22 CHRISTOPHER MAURER Revised version: El murciélago, elixir de la sombra, verdadero amante de la estrella, muerde el talón del día. ] (Collected Poems, pp. xxxiii–xxxiv) One of the earliest suites, written in 1921, was inspired by the world of cante jondo, the Andalusian musical genre of flamenco, and grew into a unified book of its own.

See also Edward Hirsch, The Demon and the Angel. Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration (New York: Harvest Books, 2003). 34 On Andalusian themes in Lorca, see C. Brian Morris, Son of Andalusia. The Lyrical Landscapes of Federico García Lorca (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1997). 35 Written slightly later, Seis poemas galegos [Six Galician Poems] is a homage to the language and poetry of Galicia, particularly to the melancholy poetry of Rosalía de Castro and to the spiritual unity of Galicia in Spain and among the emigrants of the New World.

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