Federico García Lorca  

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Federico García Lorca (June 5, 1898August 19, 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of '27, he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Lorca was friends with Dalí and Buñuel and is often called a Surrealist though he never officially joined the group; he broke contact with Dalí and Buñuel in 1929 when he interpreted their film, Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog), as an attack on him.

Contents

List of major works

Poetry collections

  • Impresiones y paisajes (Impressions and Landscapes 1918)
  • Libro de poemas (Book of Poems 1921)
  • Poema del cante jondo (Poem of Deep Song; written in 1921 but not published until 1931)
  • Suites (written between 1920 and 1923, published posthumously in 1983)
  • Canciones (Songs written between 1921 and 1924, published in 1927)
  • Romancero gitano (Gypsy Ballads 1928)
  • Odes (written 1928)
  • Poeta en Nueva York (written 1930 – published posthumously in 1940, first translation into English as Poet in New York 1940)
  • Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías 1935)
  • Seis poemas gallegos (Six Galician poems 1935)
  • Sonetos del amor oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love 1936, not published until 1983)
  • Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems (1937)
  • Primeras canciones (First Songs 1936)
  • The Tamarit Divan (poems written 1931–34 and not published until after his death in a special edition of Revista Hispánica Moderna in 1940).
  • Selected Poems (1941)

Select translations

  • Poem of the Deep Song – Poema del Cante Jondo, translated by Carlos Bauer (includes original Spanish verses). City Lights Books, 1987 ISBN 0-87286-205-4
  • Poem of the Deep Song, translated by Ralph Angel. Sarabande Books, 2006 ISBN 1-932511-40-7
  • Gypsy Ballads: A Version of the Romancero Gitano of Federico García Lorca Translated by Michael Hartnett. Goldsmith Press 1973
  • "Poet in New York-Poeta en Nueva York", translated by Pablo Medina and Mark Statman (includes original Spanish, with a preface by Edward Hirsch), Grove Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8021-4353-2; 0-8021-4353-9

Plays

Short plays

  • El paseo de Buster Keaton (Buster Keaton goes for a stroll 1928)
  • La doncella, el marinero y el estudiante (The Maiden, the Sailor and the Student 1928)
  • Quimera (Dream 1928)

Filmscripts

  • Viaje a la luna (Trip to the Moon 1929)

Operas

  • Lola, la Comedianta (Lola, the Actress, unfinished collaboration with Manuel de Falla 1923)

Drawings and paintings

  • Salvador Dalí, 1925. 160x140mm. Ink and colored pencil on paper. Private collection, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bust of a Dead Man, 1932. Ink and colored pencil on paper. Chicago, Illinois

See also




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