On Lullabies

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

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Federico García Lorca’s lecture Las Nanas Infantiles, delivered in 1928, focuses on the traditional Spanish lullabies known as nanas. Lorca examines the lullabies’ cultural significance, linguistic style, and their function as a folkloric expression within the context of children’s literature. He analyses the poetic and musical elements that define these songs, considering their role in both the emotional development of the child and the perpetuation of cultural identity. The lecture highlights Lorca’s interest in popular artistic expressions and his broader investigations into the intersections of culture, art, and society.

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Kline, A.S.,

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