Federico García Lorca
Federico García Lorca
|Born||Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca|
5 June 1898
Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
|Died||19 August 1936 (aged 38)|
Near Alfacar, Granada, Spain
|Occupation||Dramatist, poet, theatre director|
|Literary 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.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century, a list which includes Gypsy Ballads
- List of people who disappeared mysteriously: 1910–1990
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- ↑ 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. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- ↑ "Exhuming Lorca's remains". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- ↑ No remains found - Guardian article
- ↑ "Lorca family to allow exhumation". BBC. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
Sources[change | change source]
- Gibson, Ian (1989). Federico García Lorca. London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571142249. OCLC 21600658.
- Stainton, Leslie (1999). Lorca: A Dream of Life. London: Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN 0374190976. OCLC 246338520.
- Doggart, Sebastian; Michael Thompson, eds. (1999). Fire, Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca. Durham: University of Durham. ISBN 0907310443. OCLC 43821099.
- Hernandez, Mario (1991). Line of Light and Shadow: The Drawings of Federico García Lorca. Translated by Maurer, Christopher. Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-1122-4.
- Maurer, Christopher (2001) Federico García Lorca:Selected Poems Penguin
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Lorca Foundation Archived 2012-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
- 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 Archived 2012-02-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine - essay by Eisenberg, D; FSU