Federico Garcia Lorca - In Search of Duende

This little gem, packaged anew in New Directions Pearls collection, is a must for anyone who writes, creates, or who is interested in where the best art comes from. Lorca's short essay collection on the duende, or deep song, calls on the darkest part of a writer, in effect coming "face to face with death" to create true art. The essays are intermixed with several of Lorca's poems, serving as examples of his own search for duende. A wise poetry professor in graduate school told me to buy this book and keep it with me always. My copy is already so worn and marked up, I'll probably have to keep buying it again and again.

In Search of Duende (New Directions Pearls) By Federico Garcia Lorca, Christopher Maurer (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811218559
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New Directions - March 30th, 2010