Collected Poems of Lorca

Collected Poems of Lorca

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A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work

And I who was walking
with the earth at my waist,
saw two snowy eagles
and a naked girl.
The one was the other
and the girl was neither.
-from Qasida of the Dark Doves

Federico García Lorca was the most beloved poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of the world's most influential modernist writers. His work has long been admired for its passionate urgency and haunting evocation of sorrow and loss. Perhaps more persistently than any writer of his time, he sought to understand and accommodate the numinous sources of his inspiration. Though he died at age thirty-eight, he left behind a generous body of poetry, drama, musical arrangements, and drawings, which continue to surprise and inspire.

Christopher Maurer, a leading García Lorca scholar and editor, has brought together new and substantially revised translations by twelve poets and translators, placed side by side with the Spanish originals. The seminal volume Poet in New York is also included here in its entirety.

This is the most comprehensive collection in English of a poet who--as Maurer writes in his illuminating introduction--spoke unforgettably of all that most interests us: the otherness of nature, the demons of personal identity and artistic creation, sex, childhood, and death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 990 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 47.75mm | 1,406g
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Illovo, South Africa
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0374526915
  • 9780374526917
  • 66,520

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"[The translations are] both ingenious and accurate, setting a very high standard for translation of verse from Spanish." --Michael Wood, The New York Review of Books
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About Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca, one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists, was born in a village near Granada in 1898 and was murdered in 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. FSG Classics presents his finest work in Collected Poems, Poet in New York, Selected Verse, and Three Plays: Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba.
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