Lorca/Blackburn: Poems of Federico Garc±Ia Lorca
PPoetry. Chosen and translated by Paul Blackburn. Drawings by Basil KingLatino/Latina Studies. "No modern Spanish Poet has so seduced the English-speaking world as Federico Garcia Lorca...At once daring and traditional, stark and explosive, his poetry seems to hold vast worlds of violence and sexuality in momentary, volatile equilibrium...Blackburn's translations catch thi...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published October 1st 1979 by Small Pr Distribution
(first published April 1st 1979)
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The poetry is so beautiful- I wish I had known less about his life before I read the poems.. His demise haunted me when I was reading; it would stab at my heart sometimes that he was so in love with his culture, family, friends and country that he died protecting his basic human right. The edition I read has the spanish version side by side with the english interpretation. My tongue tripped over the words but it sounded so lyrical in my head. Beautiful poetry by a beautiful human being.
Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, June 5,1898; died near Granada, August 19,1936, García Lorca is one of Spain's most deeply appreciated and highly revered poets and dramatists. His murder by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish civil war brought sudden international fame, accompanied by an excess of political rhetoric which led a later generation to question his merits; after the i...moreMore about Federico García Lorca...