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Federico Garcia Lorca
(1898-1936) born on
Jun 05
Spanish poet, dramatist. He was noted for his poems of death and for his dramatic trilogy: "Blood Wedding,"1933; "Yerma," 1934; and "The House of Bernarda Alba," 1936.
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.

The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three . . .
The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
With their souls of patent leather,
they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal,
Where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber,
and fear of fine sand.
In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Poet in New York," lecture, delivered in Mardrid, Mar 1932; published in "Poet in New York," 1940; tr. 1988.
R: "A Poet in New York," lecture, Mar 1932.
A: Interview, 1933, published in Obras Completas, vol. 3 (1986). Quoted in: Poet in New York, Introduction (1940; tr. 1988).
N: "Romance de la Guardia Civil Española."
K: "Poet in New York," "The Duende: Theory and Divertissement, Appendix 6," 1940.

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