Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca was a renowned Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. He is considered one of the most important Spanish poets and dramatists of the 20th century. His works include 'Gypsy Ballads' and 'Blood Wedding'. He was executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.


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  1. 1. Gypsy Ballads

    "Gypsy Ballads" is a collection of poems that depict the lives, struggles, and customs of the Andalusian Gypsy community. The poems are rich in imagery and symbolism, exploring themes of love, death, passion, and tragedy. With its vivid portrayal of the Gypsy culture, the book provides a unique insight into their vibrant and complex world, while also reflecting on broader human experiences.

    The 669th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Poet in New York

    This book is a collection of poems by a renowned Spanish poet during his stay in New York City in the 1920s. The poems are a commentary on the urban landscape, highlighting the stark contrast between nature and industrialization. The poet's deep sense of alienation and despair in the face of social injustice and consumerism is evident. The collection is considered a significant contribution to the Spanish literature and an important critique of modern society.

    The 1221st Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Poems of Federico García Lorca

    This collection is an anthology of poems by a renowned Spanish poet, which are characterized by their passionate lyricism, vivid imagery, and exploration of love, death, and the Andalusian landscape. The poet's works often incorporate elements of surrealism and are deeply influenced by traditional Spanish music and folklore. The anthology provides a comprehensive overview of his poetic output, showcasing his unique ability to convey complex emotions and experiences through his evocative verse.

    The 1357th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Selected Poems

    This anthology is a curated collection of lyrical works by one of the most significant Spanish poets of the 20th century, known for his passionate and haunting verses that often delve into themes of love, death, and the Spanish landscape. The poems reflect the author's innovative use of symbolism, surrealism, and folklore, as well as his deep connection to Andalusian culture. The poet's exploration of identity, societal norms, and the human condition is conveyed through a rich tapestry of imagery and emotion, showcasing his profound impact on both Spanish literature and the broader literary world.

    The 6195th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. Three Tragedies

    "Three Tragedies" is a collection of dramatic works that delve into the depths of human emotion, exploring themes of love, oppression, and fate within the cultural tapestry of Spain. The plays are renowned for their poetic language, symbolic imagery, and intense emotional impact, as they portray the struggles of individuals against the rigid societal norms and expectations that ultimately lead to their downfall. The characters, often women, grapple with issues of identity, passion, and the inexorable march towards tragedy, revealing the playwright's fascination with the intersection of personal desire and the inescapable forces of destiny.

    The 6752nd Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. Blood Wedding

    "Blood Wedding" is a tragic play that delves into the themes of passion, family feuds, and societal norms. It tells the story of a bride who, torn between duty and desire, flees her own wedding with her former lover, Leonardo, who is married and from a feuding family. The narrative builds to a climax of inevitable tragedy as the bridegroom and Leonardo confront each other, leading to fatal consequences. The play explores deep emotions and the consequences of human actions, set against the backdrop of rural Spanish society, where honor and personal ties shape destinies.

    The 9286th Greatest Book of All Time
  7. 7. The House Of Bernarda Alba

    The play is a passionate tragedy that unfolds in a repressive, rural Spanish household ruled by the titular matriarch. Following her husband's death, Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period upon her five daughters, demanding they live a life of strict confinement and denying them personal freedom and love. The daughters' yearning for love and individuality becomes a silent rebellion against their mother's tyranny, leading to an atmosphere charged with tension, envy, and desperation. This ultimately culminates in a tragic climax, revealing the destructive nature of Bernarda's oppressive control over her daughters' lives.

    The 11531st Greatest Book of All Time