Son Of Andalusia

Son Of Andalusia

by C. Brian Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826512887

ISBN-13: 9780826512888

Pub. Date: 08/15/1997

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press


A pathbreaking account of the influence and context of Andalusian life and art in the poetry and drama of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Andalusia was the central feature and influence in the life and writings of the twentieth-century author, musician, and artist, Federico Garcia Lorca. Rooted in his native region, which both captivated and shaped him, Lorca maintained

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A pathbreaking account of the influence and context of Andalusian life and art in the poetry and drama of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Andalusia was the central feature and influence in the life and writings of the twentieth-century author, musician, and artist, Federico Garcia Lorca. Rooted in his native region, which both captivated and shaped him, Lorca maintained that "The better a writer learns how to interpret the landscape, the greater the artist he will be." Blessed with an acute historical sense of a region where the past is both present and enduring, Lorca proved himself sensitive and articulate enough to interpret "the emotion of the landscape" in all of his creative work.

For Lorca, Andalusia was a landscape not only of place but of people. Through exhaustive research and painstaking readings in a wide range of anthologies of Andalusian folk culture and collections of popular verse, author C. Brian Morris reveals how Lorca transformed and veiled real people and real places in his poetry and drama. Exploring subjects ranging from medieval ballads to flower and plant lore, he further investigates the relationship between Lorca and the writings of other Andalusian-born authors, as well as traditional Andalusian poetry and song. Juxtaposing this material with well-chosen quotations from Lorca's works, Morris provides myriad examples of analogy and reminiscence that will inform and enlighten both general readers and Lorca specialists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826512888
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Andalusia, Andalusians, and Their Poetry3
1Ardent Son, Self-Styled King31
2Marvelous Granada, Magnificent Vega63
'I am delirious about Granada'63
'This is my paradise': Paeans in Prose83
Granada, Visible and Invisible92
On Stage and on Trial: Mariana Pineda, Dona Rosita la soltera, La casa de Bernarda Alba107
3Libro de poemas (1918-1920): Andalusia Derived145
4Poema del cante jondo (1921-1931): Andalusia Displayed182
'Cante jondo' and Poema del cante jondo: Genre and Genesis182
The Tapestry of a Tribute195
Andalusia: Actors and Actions216
Andalusia: Actors, Settings, and Ceremonies242
5Suites (1920-1923) and Canciones (1921-1924): Andalusia Distilled260
Nobility, Serenity, and Mountain Air260
Suites: Andalusia in Ellipsis268
Canciones: Lyrical Serenity274
6Romancero gitano (1924-1927): Andalusia Dramatized310
An Allusive, Elusive Art310
'A New Beauty'319
The Legacy of the Nineteenth Century329
The Vitality of Popular Verse338
The Historical Dimension352
A Chosen People362
'The Unseen Andalusia'375
Epilogue
An Andalusian Poet in New York - and New York in an Andalusian Poet389
Notes413
Glossary of Spanish Terms446
Bibliography449
Index of Federico Garcia Lorca's Works Cited in the Text463
General Index468

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