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Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorca
García Lorca in 1932
García Lorca in 1932
BornFederico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca
(1898-06-05)5 June 1898
Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Died19 August 1936(1936-08-19) (aged 38)
Near Alfacar, Granada, Spain
OccupationDramatist, poet, theatre director
Literary movementGeneration of '27

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca;[1] (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.[2][3][4] He was gay.[5] 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.[6][7]

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  1. "Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  2. 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
  3. Reuters, "Spanish judge opens case into Franco's atrocities", International Herald Tribune (16 October 2008)
  4. Estefania, Rafael (2006-08-18). "Poet's death still troubles Spain". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  5. "Exhuming Lorca's remains". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  6. No remains found - Guardian article
  7. "Lorca family to allow exhumation". BBC. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2009-05-28.

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