In Search of Duende (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback)

In Search of Duende (New Directions Pearls) By Federico Garcia Lorca, Christopher Maurer (Editor) Cover Image

In Search of Duende (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback)


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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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780811218559
ISBN-10: 0811218554
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: March 30th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: New Directions Pearls
Spain’s great poet and playwright is being rediscovered.
— The New York Times

One of the greatest poets Spain has ever produced.
— Times Literary Supplement