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Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca
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bookshelves: drama, hispanophilia, no-hablo-inglés

Bodas de Sangre, or Blood Weddings, is an odd combination of the ancient and the modern. The story could not be more elemental: the conflict of love and duty, the tragedy of death. And yet the style is pure Lorca—symbolic, surrealistic, modern. The play is effective, not for any subtlety or refinement, but for the sheer amount of force that Lorca brings to bear on the main themes. The characters are nameless archetypes, whose speech is poetic passion. Lorca’s use of naturalistic imagery in his poetry—animals, trees, rivers, the moon—reinforces the primeval quality of the story, as if tragedy were a law of the universe. I am excited to read the other two plays of Lorca’s so-called rural trilogy.
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April 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 27, 2018 – Shelved
April 27, 2018 – Shelved as: drama
April 27, 2018 – Shelved as: hispanophilia
April 27, 2018 – Shelved as: no-hablo-inglés

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