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Gypsy Ballads

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ISBN-10: 0140255834

ISBN-13: 9780140255836

Edition: N/A

Authors: Federico Garc�a Lorca, Federico García Lorca

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198

Garcia Lorca is perhaps the best known of modern Spanish writers, partly because of his brutal execution outside Granada by Franco's army at the beginning of the civil war, but primarily because of his genius for poetry and drama. In 1928 Lorca published Gypsy Ballads, which won him immediate success and is considered one of the most important volumes of poetry of the century. Attracted to the gypsies for their exotic folklore, sexual vitality, and their status as a group on the fringe of Spanish society, Lorca enlarged the gypsy people and their traditions to mythical proportions. Nature takes on human form while reality acquires a dreamlike quality in this powerful transformation of the…