By Ian Gibson
Amazon quote: identified basically as a poet and dramatist, Spanish author Federico Garcia Lorca released 4 books prior to his early dying within the Spanish Civil struggle. This biography supplies an account of his kin, his homosexuality and his mysterious demise, in addition to tracing his literary development.
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Shepherds, fields, sky, solitude. Total simplicity. I'm often surprised when people think that the things in my work are daring improvisations of my own, a poet's audacities. Not at all. They're authentic details, and seem strange to a lot oi people because it's not often that we approach life in such a simple, straightforward fashion: looking and listening. Such an easy thing, isn't it? [... 1 huge storehouse of childhood recollections in which I can hear the people speaking. This is poetic memory, and I trust it implicitly.
1 huge storehouse of childhood recollections in which I can hear the people speaking. This is poetic memory, and I trust it implicitly. w Unlike J. M. Syngc, whose appropriation of the folk language of the west of Ireland was the result of conscious application, Federico was himself 'of the people', for in the Vega no linguistic and few social differences separated wealthy and poor, peasants and landowners. Lorca inherited all the vigour of a speech that springs from the earth and expresses itself with extraordinary spontaneity.
M Lorca aligned himself firmly with those who considered that the fall of Muslim Granada had been a cultural calamity. Asked in I 9 3 6 for his opinion of that event, he remarked decisively: le was a disastrous event, even though they may say the opposite in the schools. An admirable civilization, and a poetry, astronomy, architecture and sensitivity unique in the world- all were lost, to give way to an impoverished, cowed city, a 'misers' paradise'. 9 They were strong words, and not everyone would agree with the poet's analysis of the situation prc,·ailing in the city before its fall in 1492.
Federico García Lorca: A Life by Ian Gibson