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'Lorca brought an understanding of the paradox that was Spain - sensuality chafing under a rigid moral code, individual desire at war with tradition.'

Manuel Duran

Federico García Lorca is perhaps the most celebrated of all twentieth-century Spanish writers, known not only for his plays but also for several collections of poems published both in his short lifetime and after.

Lorca's poetry is steeped in the land, climate, and folklore of his native Andalusia, though he writes memorably of New York and Cuba too.

Often in modernist idiom, and full of startling imagery, he evokes a world of intense feelings, silent suffering, and dangerous love.

This selection balances poems from Lorca's early collections with his better-known work to give a clear vision of his poetic development.

Martin Sorrell's accomplished translations are complemented by D. Gareth Walters's shrewd Introduction, with its distinctive focus on the achievements of the poet.

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Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   169g
ISBN:   9780199556014
ISBN 10:   0199556016
Series:   Oxford World's Classics
Pages:   224
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Selected Poems (Spanish / English) (Oxford University Press)

Democracies of Unfreedom is a thoughtful exploration of painful subjects. Mohan finds it necessary to confront serious gaps in India and the USA between constitutional commitments to democracy and freedom and the realities of people's lives. The fact that many millions of people in India and the USA are forced to exist in ... dehumanizing conditions reveals that the self-definition as democracies is a tragic illusion. Mohan explores these issues and searches for ways to reduce and eventually eliminate the gap between the ideal and the reality. -David G. Gil, Professor of Social Policy Brandeis University

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