Federico Garcia Lorca by Ian Gibson
A Life

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Federico Garcia Lorca was born near Granada, Spain in 1899. Known foremost as a poet and dramatist, he wrote "Romancero Gitano" (1928), "Blood Wedding" (1933), "Yerma" (1935) and "The House of Bernalda Alba" (1936) before he was murdered by Franco's supporters in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, aged 37. This biography aims to give a thorough account of Lorca's literary development and traces his background, dealing with his family, his homosexuality and the mysterious circumstances of his death. The book will be of interest to schools and colleges which teach Spanish and to anyone interested in Spanish literature.
 

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Gibson lectured in Spanish at the Queen's University, Belfast, and then became Reader in Modern Spanish Literature at London University.
 
Published July 3, 1989 by Faber & Faber. 560 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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From Irish-born critic Gibson (The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca), who has lived in Spain for many years: a long-awaited major life of the Spanish poet and dramatist, bound to remain the definitive biography for quite some time.

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