Lorca: Poems of Love and Death

Lorca, Federico Garcia (1898–1936), translated by Kline, A. S. (contact-email)

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Federico García Lorca, a seminal Spanish poet and dramatist, significantly influenced the literary world with his avant-garde approach to symbolism and surrealism. Educated in Granada and Madrid, Lorca formed notable associations with figures like Dalí and Buñuel. His fame escalated with the release of Romancero gitano in 1928, blending Andalusian motifs with progressive techniques. His time in the Americas, particularly New York, inspired Poeta en Nueva York, published posthumously in 1942. Lorca’s tragic execution by Nationalist forces in 1936, due to speculated reasons including his politics or sexuality, marked a premature end to his impactful career. His body remains undiscovered. Lorca’s works are renowned for their linguistic vibrancy, cultural portrayal of Andalusia, and emotional depth, often disguising complexity with seeming simplicity. His poetry, offering intense and honest experiences, speaks more eloquently than any description can convey.

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Kline, A. S.

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