In Search of Duende

In Search of Duende

by Federico Garcia Lorca
     
 

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An excellent compilation of Lorca’s poetry and prose, emphasizing Lorca’s notion of the duende, the “earth spirit of irrationality and death.”
The notion of “duende”—a demonic earth spirit embodying irrationality, earthiness, and a heightened awareness of death—became a cornerstone of Lorca’s poetics. In Search

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An excellent compilation of Lorca’s poetry and prose, emphasizing Lorca’s notion of the duende, the “earth spirit of irrationality and death.”
The notion of “duende”—a demonic earth spirit embodying irrationality, earthiness, and a heightened awareness of death—became a cornerstone of Lorca’s poetics. In Search of Duende gathers Lorca’s writings about the duende and three art forms susceptible to it: dance, music, and the bullfight. A bilingual sampling of Lorca’s poetry is also included, making this an excellent introduction to Lorca’s poetry and prose for American readers.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
“Spain’s great poet and playwright is being rediscovered.”
Times Literary Supplement
“One of the greatest poets Spain has ever produced.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811218559
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
New Directions Pearls Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
718,709
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Federico García Lorca (1898-1937) was born in Granada, Spain. A poet and playwright (Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba), he was killed by the Falangists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

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