Federico García Lorca, Selected Suites

Translated by Roberta Ann Quance

£24.99
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ISBN: 9781786941084

Publication: April 30, 2018

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

This volume offers a fresh translation of a generous selection of Lorca’s suites, a body of work that Federico García Lorca left largely unpublished upon his death in 1936.  Composed between 1920 to 1923, these poems are closest in spirit and technique to Lorca’s Songs (1927) and his Poem of the Deep Song (1931). In 1926 the poet suggested they could be released together to form a ‘boxed set’, yet this plan, like other earlier efforts, fell through.  Lorca’s suites reveal a poet who is interested in creating a modern style founded on popular oral lyric and fragmented narrative. But they also show a poet who explores his heart and his sexual orientation, and who may have hesitated too long about publication. Lorca achieved the fullest expression of a personal yearning in his long poem In the Garden of the Lunar Grapefruits.  Out of an impossible contradiction between self-discovery and wariness of disclosure rises the blue world of the ideal—a timeless world that all readers of Lorca will want to take into account, inasmuch as it forms a counterpoint to the rest of his work.

Born in Canandaigua, New York, Roberta Quance was awarded a PhD in Spanish in 1982 from Cornell University. She has written for both scholarly and general audiences in Europe and the United States. She has lectured at the University of Utrecht, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Queen’s University Belfast and currently resides in Madrid.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) Blue River/Río azul
2) Night/Noche
3) Mirror Suite/Suite de los espejos
4) Garden of the Dark-Haired Girls/Jardín de las morenas
5) Capriccios/Capriccios
6) Moments of Song/Momentos de canción
7) Palimpsests
8) Songs Beneath the Moon/Canciones bajo la luna
9) Pictures of the Sea/Estampas del mar
10) Three Prints of the Heavens/Tres estampas del cielo
11) Fairs/Ferias
12) Shadow/Sombra
13) Four Yellow Ballads/Cuatro baladas amarillentas
14) Pools in the Stream/Remansos
15) Summer Hours/Horas de verano
16) The Return/El regreso
17) Secrets/Secretos
18) White Album/Album blanco
19) The Forest of Clocks/La selva de los relojes
20) Cross/Cruz
21) Water Suite/Suite del agua
22) Three Twilights/Tres crepúsculos
23) Countries/Países
24) Little Stories of the Wind/Historietas del viento
25) Riverside Reveries/Ensueños del río
26) Madrigals/Madrigales
27) Castle of Fireworks/Castillo de fuegos artificiales
28) Water Jets/Surtidores
29) Herbals/Herbarios
30) Snail/Caracol
31) In the Wood of the Lunar Grapefruits/En el bosque de las toronjas de luna
32) In the Garden of the Lunar Grapefruits/En el jardín de las toronjas de luna

APPENDIX
NOTES
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 147 mm

128 Pages

ISBN: 9781786941084

Publication: April 30, 2018

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

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