Federico García Lorca

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  • Federico Bonaddio (King's College London)

Over the course of his relatively short career, Federico García Lorca produced a body of work which includes not only poetry and theatre but also prose, essays, music and drawing. He is best known for the plays that form his rural trilogy (Bodas de sangre [Blood Wedding], Yerma and La casa de Bernarda Alba [The House of Bernarda Alba]) and for his books of verse Romancero gitano [Gypsy Ballads] and Poeta en Nueva York [Poet in New York]. Although he never considered himself to be a political writer, in the increasingly polarized Spain of the early 1930s his sympathies lay with the …

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Citation:
Bonaddio, Federico. "Federico García Lorca". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 November 2008
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