Known primarily as a poet and dramatist, Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca published four books before his early death in the Spanish Civil War. This biography gives an account of his family, his homosexuality and his mysterious death, as well as tracing his literary development.
Federico Garcia Lorca was born near Granada, Spain in 1899. Known foremost as a poet and dramatist, he wrote "Romancero Gitano" (1928), "Blood Wedding" (1933), "Yerma" (1935) and "The House of Bernalda Alba" (1936) before he was murdered by Franco's supporters in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, aged 37. This biography aims to give a thorough account of Lorca's literary development and traces his background, dealing with his family, his homosexuality and the mysterious circumstances of his death. The book will be of interest to schools and colleges which teach Spanish and to anyone interested in Spanish literature.
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