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Gypsy Ballads [Spanish] free pdf Federico Garcia Lorca is, with Cervantes, the best known figure in Spanish literature, though his fame owes as much to his murder at the outset of the Spanish Civil War as to his writing. Fifty years on it is the writing both poetry and drama whose quality is being recognised and acclaimed, as recent performances of his plays suggest.Lorca's famous Gypsy Ballads were composed in the 1920s, when his poetic style was evolving from the traditional towards the surrealist. The combination of the ballad's perennial narrative format with startling and allusive imagery has intrigued readers ever since. Dr Havard argues that the fatalism and tribalism of the gypsy settings relate to Lorca's own subjective dilemma and sexual anxieties, and that they ultimately make a deeply personal statement. The translations are broadly into free verse which aims to preserve the directness and the rhythm of the Spanish original so that the force of the poems may be appreciated by English readers.

About Federico Garcia Lorca

Robert G. Havard is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the author of three books, including the edition of Lorca's Mariana Pineda in this series, and of numerous articles on Spanish poetry. He is also a poet in his own right.

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Author : Federico Garcia Lorca
Publisher : Aris
Data Published : 01 January 1990
ISBN : 0856684910
EAN : 9780856684913
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 174 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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