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Garc A Lorca At The Edge Of Surrealism


Author : David F. Richter
language : en
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release Date : 2014-10-15


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García Lorca at the Edge of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of Anguish examines the variations of surrealism and surrealist theories in the Spanish context, studied through the poetry, drama, and drawings of Federico García Lorca (1898–1936). In contrast to the idealist and subconscious tenets espoused by surrealist leader André Breton, which focus on the marvelous, automatic creative processes, and sublimated depictions of reality, Lorca’s surrealist impulse follows a trajectory more in line with the theories of French intellectuals such as Georges Bataille (1897–1962), who was expelled from Breton’s authoritative group. Bataille critiques the lofty goals and ideals of Bretonian surrealism in the pages of the cultural and anthropological review Documents (1929–1930) in terms of a dissident surrealist ethno-poetics. This brand of the surreal underscores the prevalence of the bleak or darker aspects of reality: crisis, primitive sacrifice, the death drive, and the violent representation of existence portrayed through formless base matter such as blood, excrement, and fragmented bodies. The present study demonstrates that Bataille’s theoretical and poetic expositions, including those dealing with l’informe (the formless) and the somber emptiness of the void, engage the trauma and anxiety of surrealist expression in Spain, particularly with reference to the anguish, desire, and death that figure so prominently in Spanish texts of the 1920s and 1930s often qualified as “surrealist.” Drawing extensively on the theoretical, cultural, and poetic texts of the period, García Lorca at the Edge of Surrealism offers the first book-length consideration of Bataille’s thinking within the Spanish context, examined through the work of Lorca, a singular proponent of what is here referred to as a dissident Spanish surrealism. By reading Lorca’s “surrealist” texts (including Poetaen Nueva York,Viaje a la luna, and El público) through the Bataillean lens, this volume both amplifies our understanding of the poetry and drama of one of the most important Spanish writers of the twentieth century and expands our perspective of what surrealism in Spain means.

Companion To Spanish Surrealism


Author : Robert Havard
language : es
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Release Date : 2004


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A comprehensive introduction to Surrealism in Spain, with focus on poetry, art, drama and film.

Dal And Surrealism


Author : Dawn Ades
language : en
Publisher: Icon
Release Date : 1982


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Critically examines Dali's works and artistic techniques to explore his role in and relationship to the surrealism movement although he was rejected by leading surrealists

From Romanticism To Surrealism


Author : Robert Havard
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 1988


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The book offers an in-depth, critical appreciation of seven major Spanish poets. Emphasis is on the modern period, with five of the poets being twentieth-century poets. It is argued that the roots of modern poetry are to be found in Romanticism's anguished search for meaning. The seven Spanish poets include Becquer, Rosalia de Castro, Antonio Machado, Jorge Guillen, Pedro Salinas, Garcia Lorca and Rafael Alberti.

The Selected Poems Of Federico Garc A Lorca


Author : Federico García Lorca
language : en
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release Date : 2005


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The Selected Poems of Federico García Lorca has introduced generations of American readers to mesmerizing poetry since 1955. Lorca (1898-1937) is admired all over the world for the lyricism, immediacy and clarity of his poetry, as well as for his ability to encompass techniques of the symbolist movement with deeper psychological shadings. But Lorca's poems are, most of all, admired for their beauty. Undercurrents of his major influences--Spanish folk traditions from his native Andalusia and Granada, gypsy ballads, and his friends the surrealists Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel--stream throughout Lorca's work. Poets represented here as translators are as diverse as Stephen Spender, Langston Hughes, Ben Belitt, William Jay Smith, and W.S. Merwin.

Poet In New York


Author : Frederico García Lorca
language : en
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date : 2008-01-15


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“The definitive version of Lorca’s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.”—John Ashbery Newly translated for the first time in ten years, Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York is an astonishing depiction of a tumultuous metropolis that changed the course of poetic expression in both Spain and the Americas. Written during Lorca’s nine months at Columbia University at the beginning of the Great Depression, Poet in New York is widely considered one of the most important books Lorca produced. This influential collection portrays a New York City populated with poverty, racism, social turbulence, and solitude—a New York intoxicating in its vitality and beauty. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, poets Pablo Medina and Mark Statman were struck by how closely this seventy-year-old work spoke to the atmosphere of New York. They were compelled to create a new English version using a contemporary poet’s eye, which upholds Lorca’s surrealistic technique, mesmerizing complexity, and fierce emotion unlike any other translation to date. A defining work of modern literature, Poet in New York is a thrilling exposition of one American city that continues to change our perspective on the world around us.

The Ingenious Gentleman And Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends To Hell


Author : Carlos Rojas
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2013-04-18


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Doomed to hell, Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is confronted by two different versions of his former self.