Yerma

Yerma

by Federico Garcia Lorca, Gwynne Edwards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0713683260

ISBN-13: 9780713683264

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'.It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculeanstruggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrennessbecomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society thatdenies women sexual or social equality. Her

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Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'.It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculeanstruggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrennessbecomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society thatdenies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for achild drives her to commit a terrible crime at the end of the play.

This Student Edition comes complete with a full introduction; plot synopsis;commentary on characters, context and themes; bibliography; chronology,and questions for study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713683264
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Student Editions Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
522,627
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.44(d)

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