Federico García Lorca
|Federico García Lorca|
García Lorca in 1914
|Born||Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca
5 June 1898
Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
|Died||19 August 1936
Near Alfacar, Granada, Spain
|Occupation||Dramatist, poet, theatre director|
|Influenced by||Spanish folklore, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Walt Whitman|
|Influenced||Leonard Cohen, Giannina Braschi, Octavio Paz, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Tim Buckley, Pablo Neruda|
|Political movement||Generation of '27|
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca; (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He is believed to be one of thousands who were summarily shot by anti-communist death squads during the Spanish Civil War. He was gay. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The Garcia Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.
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References[change | change source]
- "Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists". http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/rmcd/9780415362436/lorca.asp.
- Ian Gibson, The Assassination of Federico García Lorca. Penguin (1983) ISBN 0-14-006473-7; Michael Wood, "The Lorca Murder Case", The New York Review of Books, Vol. 24, No. 19 (24 November 1977); José Luis Vila-San-Juan, García Lorca, Asesinado: Toda la verdad Barcelona, Editorial Planeta (1975) ISBN 84-320-5610-3
- Reuters, "Spanish judge opens case into Franco's atrocities", International Herald Tribune (16 October 2008)
- Estefania, Rafael (2006-08-18). "Poet's death still troubles Spain". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5262420.stm. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- Exhuming Lorca's remains
- No remains found - Guardian article
- "Lorca family to allow exhumation". BBC. 2008-09-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7624887.stm. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
Sources[change | change source]
- Gibson, Ian (1989). Federico García Lorca. London: Faber & Faber.
- Stainton, Leslie (1999). Lorca: A Dream of Life. London: Farrar Straus & Giroux.
- Doggart, Sebastian & Michael Thompson (eds) (1999). Fire, Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca. Durham: University of Durham.
- Hernandez, Mario Translated by Maurer, Christopher (1991). Line of Light and Shadow: The Drawings of Federico García Lorca. Duke University Press.
- Maurer, Christopher (2001) Federico García Lorca:Selected Poems Penguin
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- The Lorca Foundation
- Huerta De San Vicente, Grandada - The Lorca Family home now a museum
- Lorca censored to hide sexuality - article by The Independent, 14 March 2009
- LGB biog of García Lorca
- Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual - essay by Eisenberg, D; FSU