A Season in Granada
Uncollected Poems and Prose
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Season in Granada by Federico Garcia Lorca
Book Description"A Season in Granada" brings together poems, essays and excerpts from letters by the great twentieth-century poet Federico Garcia Lorca, including two sequences of poems and an essay previously unpublished in English. The writings form a dazzling, elegiac celebration of the city of Granada, where Lorca grew up, where he studied, and to which he returned frequently in his life and in his imagination. And where he would die. In Christopher Maurer's words, the twenty poems in the two Suites, 'Poem of the Fair', and 'Summer Hours', draw on 'the structural ideas and whimsical tone of one of Lorca's favourite composers, Claude Debussy. The idea was to capture some phenomenon - the moon, the hours of evening, the ocean, wheatfields, flamenco - in a series of stylized estampas (prints) or "moments."'They represent an important addition to the Lorca canon. Published to celebrate the centenary of Lorca's birth, these poems, essays and letters are remarkable for their freshness and vitality, and go right to the heart of his extraordinary and passionate vision.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780856462993
(197mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Federico Garcia Lorca
Casa de Bernarda Alba, Paperback / softback (January 2014)
Poeta, dramaturgo y prosista . Adscrito a la llamada generacion del 27, es el poeta de mayor influencia y popularidad de la literatura espanola del siglo XX.
Dona Rosita La Soltera, Paperback / softback (January 2014)
"Me he acostumbrado a vivir muchos anos fuera de mi, pensando en cosas que estaban muy lejos, y ahora que estas cosas ya no existen sigo dando vueltas y mas vueltas buscando una salida que no he de encontrar nunca."Dona Rosita la soltera (1935) presenta
Selected Poems, Paperback (June 2013)
A collection to introduce English readers to the wonders of Lorca's poetry
Poet in New York, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Federico Garcia Lorca
Timed to coincide with the citywide celebration of Garcia Lorca in New York planned for 2013, this edition includes Garcia Lorca's letters to his family describing his feelings about America and his temporary home there, the annotated photographs that accompany those letters, a prose poem, notes, and an interpretive lecture by Garcia himself.
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Author Biography - Federico Garcia Lorca
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) was born near Granada. His works include 'The Gypsy Ballads' (1928), 'Poem of the Deep Song' (1931) and 'Poet in New York' (1940), and the three tragedies, 'Blood Wedding' (1933), 'Yerma' (1934) and 'The House of Bernarda Alba' (1936). An inspiring friend and occasional collaborator of some of the great artists of his time, including Manuel de Falla, Salvador Dali and Pablo Neruda, he was also a mesmerising performer of his own work, a consummate musician and a theatrical innovator of genius. He was murdered in Granada at the height of his fame by Nationalist partisans on the eve of the Spanish Civil War.Christopher Maurer is Head of the Spanish Department at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has published many editions and translations of Lorca's works, including 'Collected Poems' (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990) and 'Selected Poems' (Penguin, 1995). He is the author, with Maria E. Iglesias, of 'Shearwater: Dreaming in Clay on the Coast of Mississippi', the story of an unusual southern family of potters, painters and writers (Doubleday, 2000).
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