Romancero Gitano

Romancero Gitano

by Federico Garcia Lorca
     
 

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This distinguished series seeks to meet the needs of today's school and university students with short modern works by leading Spanish and Latin American authors. The basic format-text in Spanish accompanied by introduction, bibliography, notes and glossary in English-remains but has been redesigned for maximum conciseness and ease of use.

Overview

This distinguished series seeks to meet the needs of today's school and university students with short modern works by leading Spanish and Latin American authors. The basic format-text in Spanish accompanied by introduction, bibliography, notes and glossary in English-remains but has been redesigned for maximum conciseness and ease of use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140255836
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Penguin Ediciones Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
868,875
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Federico Garcia Lorca was born in 1898 in Fuente Vaqueros, a few miles outside Granada in the province of Andalusia, southern Spain. From an early age he was fascinated by Spain's mixed heritage, adapting its ancient folk songs, ballads, lullabies, and flamenco music into poems and plays. By the age of thirty, he had published five books of poems, culminating in 1928 with Gypsy Ballads, which brought him far-reaching fame. In 1929-30 he studied in New York City, where he wrote the poems—among his most socially engaging and compelling—that were to be published posthumously (and famously) as Poet in New York. Upon returning to Spain he devoted much of his attention to theater, "the poetry which rises from the page . . . and becomes human." In 1936, at the outset of the Spanish Civil War, he was shot to death by anti-Republican rebels in Franco's army, and his books were banned and destroyed. 

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