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Questions tagged [federico-garcia-lorca]

Questions about the works of Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), Spanish poet and playwright, or his life as a writer. He is best known as a member of the Generation of '27, who introduced European movements to Spanish literature. Use with [poetry] (for poems) or a work tag (for plays), along with [spanish-literature].

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Federico García Lorca quote: "I'm a capitalist and a socialist and a communist and an anarchist and a monarchist"

I remember very well that I was reading somewhere or I've seen it on the TV that Federico García Lorca said something like "I'm a capitalist and a socialist and a communist and an anarchist and a ...
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Meaning of Lorca's "Romance sonámbulo"?

What does Lorca mean in his poem "Romance sonámbulo" when he says: Tiny tin-leaf lanterns were trembling on the tiles. A thousand crystal tambourines were wounding dawn's dark sky. (...
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Why is Lorca so angry at 'the urban faggots?'

In Lorca's Ode to Walt Whitman, his homage to the great American poet, he has the following few verses: That's why I don't raise my voice, old Walt Whitman ... ... against the men with that green ...
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What does Lorca mean by ‘the oppressed reds’ and ‘garnet violence’ in his poem ‘The King of Harlem’?

I've already asked one question on this poem and I did think to include this question along with it but decided against it as the poem is quite long, though of course not as long as some ancient epics ...
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What did Lorca mean by ‘crocodiles’ in his poem ‘The King of Harlem’?

The poet Federico García Lorca, when he was studying at Colombia University visited Harlem with a friend of his, Nella Larsen, a black novelist. It made a tremendous impression upon him and its ...
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Are Lorca's "Gypsy Ballads" adapted from, or inspired by, traditional Romani songs?

Federico Garcia Lorca's Romancero Gitano, usually translated as Gypsy Ballads, is a collection of poems, about which Wikipedia says: All of the poems deal with the Romani people (gypsies) and their ...
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Where does this Federico Garcia Lorca quote come from? Is it a fake?

The quote is the following: Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization. I ran into this quote in a book named Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems ...