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Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

Author of The House of Bernarda Alba

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About the Author

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was born in a small town west of Granada, Spain, on June 5, 1898. He was a poet and playwright. His collections of poetry included Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York. His plays included The Butterfly's Evil Spell, The Shoemaker's Prodigious show more Wife, Don Perlimplin, Blood Wedding, Yerma, and The House of Bernarda Alba. In 1936, he was assassinated by an anti-communist death squad during the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Franco's regime placed a ban on Lorca's work and this was not lifted until 1953. It was not until Franco died that Lorca's work could be openly discussed in Spain. (Bowker Author Biography) Federico Garcia Lorca, born in Granada in 1898, was murdered by Franco's soldiers in 1936. (Publisher Provided) show less
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Works by Federico García Lorca

The House of Bernarda Alba (1935) 1,374 copies
Blood Wedding (1933) — Author — 1,107 copies
Poet in New York (1940) 1,015 copies
Three Tragedies (1955) — Author — 926 copies
The Collected Poems (1991) 612 copies
Gypsy Ballads (1928) 529 copies
Yerma (1934) 486 copies
Antología poética (1981) 384 copies
Romancero gitano (1901) 348 copies
In Search of Duende (1998) 271 copies
Blood Wedding and Yerma (1933) 181 copies
Poesie (1921) — Author — 155 copies
Selected Poems (1955) 129 copies
Five Plays (1794) 117 copies
Libro de poemas (1982) — Author — 113 copies
Dona Rosita the Spinster (1935) 104 copies
Four Major Plays (1932) 98 copies
Obras completas (1962) 89 copies
Sonnets of a Dark Love (1936) 85 copies
Mariana Pineda (1968) 76 copies
El Publico (1993) 65 copies
Diván del Tamarit (1988) 54 copies
Lorca (1939) — Author — 49 copies
Yerma : Poeta en Nueva York (1930) 45 copies
Mi primer libro de poemas (1605) 43 copies
Canciones (1921-1924) (1901) 42 copies
Plays: One (1987) 40 copies
Trilogia Rural (2023) 39 copies
Andalusian lauluja (1972) 36 copies
Deep Song and Other Prose (1977) 33 copies
Tutte le poesie (1975) 33 copies
Poet in Spain (2017) 30 copies
Selected Letters (1984) 28 copies
Dibujos (1986) 25 copies
Suites (1983) 24 copies
When Five Years Pass (1995) 23 copies
Poemas / Gedichte (1979) 21 copies
Prosa (1980) 20 copies
Die dramatischen Dichtungen (1972) 17 copies
The Butterfly's Evil Spell (1996) 17 copies
Romances y Canciones (1998) 17 copies
Plays: Two (1990) 16 copies
Poésies II (1955) 14 copies
Romancero gitano. Yerma. (1971) 13 copies
Tutto il teatro (1993) 13 copies
Poesia, teatro, artículos (1968) 13 copies
46 Poemas (Spanish Edition) (1997) 12 copies
Divan & other writings (1974) 12 copies
Lorca/Blackburn : poems of Federico García Lorca (1979) — Author — 11 copies
Palabra de Lorca (2017) 11 copies
Teatro (1985) 11 copies
Obras selectas (1998) 11 copies
Poesie d'amore (2006) 11 copies
Poesia Inedita de Juventud (1702) 10 copies
Seis poemas galegos (1978) 9 copies
Conferencias (1984) 9 copies
Obras. Vol.2, Poes 2 (1989) 8 copies
The Billy-Club Puppets (1901) 8 copies
Nueva York en un Poeta (2017) 7 copies
Teatro completo IV (2004) 7 copies
Ποιήματα (2006) 7 copies
Tree of Song (1971) 6 copies
Poesía completa (2013) 6 copies
Viaje a la Luna (1994) 6 copies
Gedichten (1985) 5 copies
Teatro selecto (1969) 5 copies
Grøn vil eg ha deg grøn (2016) 5 copies
Sonetos (1996) 5 copies
Les berceuses (2009) 5 copies
Impressions et paysages (2015) 4 copies
Federico García Lorca (2020) 4 copies
Obras IV. Teatro 2 (1985) 4 copies
Runoja 4 copies
Gedichte (1969) 4 copies
På Sirius finns barn (1987) 4 copies
Színművek (1988) 4 copies
Poesie 2 4 copies
La désillusion du monde (2012) 4 copies
Poesie. I. II. (1966) 3 copies
Herkenningen : vertaalde gedichten (1981) — Author — 3 copies
Troldmanden fra Granada (1984) 3 copies
Obras completas IV (1996) 3 copies
Poemas (1987) 3 copies
CANTI GITANI E ANDALUSI (1959) 3 copies
Teatro I (1980) 3 copies
Epistolario II (1992) 3 copies
Libro de nanas (2004) 3 copies
Kanli Dugun 3 copies
Verde Que Te Quiero Verde (1987) 3 copies
Trece de nieve 3 copies
Liedjes (1921-1924) (1998) 3 copies
Obra completa (2008) 3 copies
Tre skuespil 3 copies
Ferias (1997) 3 copies
Obra completa (2008) 3 copies
El romancero gitano (2013) 3 copies
Riba zvijezda i naočale (2010) 2 copies
Ode à Salvador Dali (1989) 2 copies
Stücke (2011) 2 copies
Poesia Completa III (2004) 2 copies
Federico (1999) 2 copies
MARIANA PINEDA 331 (2012) 2 copies
Teatro (2008) 2 copies
Federico García Lorca (2022) 2 copies
Poesías 2 copies
Poetas del 27 (1988) 2 copies
Cos'è questo mio amore (2020) 2 copies
Obras completas 2 copies
Teatro (2008) 2 copies
Verde que te quiero verde (2016) 2 copies
Poesie (1994) 2 copies
Obras completas, tomo 1 (2005) 2 copies
Le più belle poesie (2007) 2 copies
Lola la comedianta (1981) 2 copies
Udvalgte digte (2009) 2 copies
Obras completas 2 copies
Lorca por Lorca 2 copies
Cante jondo 2 copies
Dikt om den dype sang (1978) 2 copies
Antología modelna (1995) 2 copies
Teatro (2008) 2 copies
Liriko 2 copies
Mu kätes on tuli (1997) 2 copies
Théatre I 2 copies
Knjiga pjesama 2 copies
Zelený vítr 2 copies
Le poesie di Lorca (2013) 2 copies
Arlequín (2015) 2 copies
Bodas de sangre. Teatro (2023) 2 copies
Blood Wedding [sound recording] (2011) — Author — 1 copy
Sigøjnerballader (2020) 1 copy
Poesía selecta (2018) 1 copy
Obras completas (2006) 1 copy
Poet in Spain (2020) 1 copy
Teater (1999) 1 copy
Alocuciones (1998) 1 copy
Le diamant fou (2006) 1 copy
Sulle ninne nanne (2005) 1 copy
Prosa (2013) 1 copy
EL ROMANCERO GITANO (2016) 1 copy
Trino, Lecturas (1900) 1 copy
Le poesie 1 copy
Poemas en prosa (1901) 1 copy
Verspreide gedichten (2002) 1 copy
Buddha 1 copy
Die Stücke (2007) 1 copy
Kvinnodramerna (2009) 1 copy
Cartas escogidas (1999) 1 copy
diVersi 1 copy
García Lorca i udvalg (2017) 1 copy
Complaintes gitanes (2013) 1 copy
KANLI DUGUN (1989) 1 copy
Teatralije 1 copy
Libri, libri! (2014) 1 copy
Four Lorca Suites (1989) 1 copy
Theatre I (1955) 1 copy
Collected Plays (1976) 1 copy
Il teatro 1 copy
Vérnász (1995) 1 copy
Obras Varias 1 copy
POESIE 1 1 copy
It's True 1 copy
Le poesie 1 copy
bodas 1 copy
Solo mia 1 copy
Two Plays 1 copy
The House of Bernarda Alba {Rosa Munro 1999} (1999) — Original author — 1 copy
Toneelwerk 1 copy
Crucifixión 1 copy
Werke in drei Bänden (1982) 1 copy
Prologue 1 copy
Antología 1 copy
Verse van Lorca (1987) 1 copy
Songs (1976) 1 copy
The house of Bernarda Alba {Rona Munro 2009} (2009) — Original author — 1 copy
Poesia 1 1 copy
Két esti hold (1975) 1 copy
Poesie erotiche (2000) 1 copy
Poemetti in prosa (2011) 1 copy
Garcia Lorca 1 copy
Théâtre 1 copy
Poésies 1 copy
Santiago (2020) 1 copy
Alma Ausente (1998) 1 copy
Lekcijas (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 929 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 393 copies
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contributor — 362 copies
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contributor — 336 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 237 copies
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contributor — 160 copies
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 96 copies
Lorca & Jimenez: Selected Poems (1973) — Contributor — 82 copies
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contributor — 70 copies
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contributor — 43 copies
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Contributor — 32 copies
14 great plays (1977) — Contributor — 31 copies
Elsewhere (Poets in the World) (2014) — Contributor — 25 copies
One World of Literature (1992) — Contributor — 24 copies
Treasury of the Theatre: From Ibsen to Sartre (1951) — Contributor — 17 copies
You're On!: Seven Plays in English and Spanish (1999) — Contributor — 17 copies
El grupo poético de 1927 : antología (1976) — Contributor — 9 copies
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contributor — 4 copies
Antaeus No. 18, Summer 1975 — Contributor — 2 copies
Tennessee Williams: Die tätowierte Rose — Contributor — 1 copy
Ancient Voices of Children [1973 TV episode] (1973) — Author — 1 copy

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Stunning to explore Spain's explicator of poetic duende in this new translation from [a:Sarah Arvio|354878|Sarah Arvio|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1213149379p2/354878.jpg] reviewed by Dwight Garner in The New York Times:
"Lorca’s poems from Spain are a poetry of dreams and journeys and glimpses from balconies, of sunbaked meadows and realms of erotic yearning. He went to the well often for the same elemental imagery: the sea, the wind, the moon, flowers and trees. His mind worked feverishly enough to induce hallucinations."

Having a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish, I was troubled by some of Translator Sarah Arvio's decisions to drop punctuation. Garner offers samples:
Lorca has been tamped down. His poem “Cazador” (“Hunter”), for example, begins with these words: “¡Alto pinar!” Arvio translates this, with a vast diminution in energy, as “High grove of pines.”

Lorca wrote in an exclamatory style that gave his work a flamenco brashness missing from some of these translations. García Lorca uses exclamatory sequences to mimic the effect of a chorus singing and beating their palms to the music of a flamenco performance.
Look at the first stanza of “Árboles” (“Trees”) from 1919:

¡Árboles!
¿Habéis sido flechas
Caídas del azul?
¿Qué terribles guerreros os lanzaron?
¿Han sido las estrellas?

Per Garner, "Arvio renders this in telegraphic yet somewhat lobotomized fashion:"

Were you once arrows
falling from the sky
What terrible warriors shot you
Were they the stars

Lorca's fascination with 14th-century Persian poetry in The Tamarit Divan to his idealization of Andalusia’s Romani history in Gypsy Ballads may be questioned nowadays, but overall these English translations stand up and render the book invaluable to any English-speaker smitten by Lorca’s work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/books/review-poet-in-spain-federico-garcia-lo... and https://yalereview.org/article/poetry-review-poet-spain-federico-garcia-lorca

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