In this fascinating study, James Kiosses explores the development of imagery in the plays of Federico García Lorca. Kiosses argues that Lorca's use of poetic imagery becomes more dynamic over time, shaping dialogue and providing dramatic momentum. By employing elements of traditional Spanish romance and techniques used by Góngora, Lope de Vega and Calderón, Lorca's images not only convey meaning, reveal thoughts and heighten emotional content, but also constitute a sub-text that reflects the sequential movement of action and drama. Kiosses contends that the poetic imagery in Lorca's plays eludes many readers because it is often viewed as a means to enrich dialogue rather than as an integral part of it. Although there are numerous critiques of Lorca's theatrical imagery, none has provided an analysis as comprehensive and as interesting as the one Kiosses presents in this work.
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About the Author
James T. Kiosses received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has over 40 years of experience teaching Spanish.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 A Trajectory in the Development of Lorquian Imagery in the Theater chapter 2 Lorquian Image Criticism chapter 3 El maleficio de la mariposa chapter 4 Mariana Pineda chapter 5 Amor de don Perlimplin con Belisa en su jardin chapter 6 Bodas de sangre chapter 7 Doña Rosita la soltera chapter 8 La casa de Bernarda Alba chapter 9 Bibliography chapter 10 Index