Poet in New York by Federico Garcia LorcaWritten while Federico Garcia Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929-30, Poet in New York is one of the most important books Lorca produced, and certainly one of the most important books ever published about New York City. Indeed, it is a book that changed the direction of poetry in both Spain and the Americas, a pathbreaking and defining work of modern literature.
In honor of the poets centenary, the celebrated Lorca scholar Christopher Maurer has revised this strange, timeless, and vital book of verse, using much previously unavailable or untranslated material: Lorcas own manuscript of the entire book; witty and insightful letters from the poet to his family describing his feelings about America and his temporary home there (a dorm room in Columbias John Jay Hall); the annotated photographs which accompany those letters; and a prose poem missing from previous editions. Complementing these new addtions are extensive notes and letters, revised versions of all the poems, and an interpretive lectures by Lorca himself.
An excellent introduction to the work of one of the key figures of modern poetry, this bilingual edition of Poet in New York is also a thrilling exposition of the American city in the 20th century.
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Poet in New York
During his stay, the stock market crashed in October , an event which profoundly affected his poetic vision. After his stay in New York, Lorca traveled to Cuba, where he wrote one of the poems included in the book, "Son de negros en Cuba", before returning to Spain. The book was not published until , after Lorca's death. Due to Franco's dictatorship, it was originally released in Mexico and the United States translated by Rolfe Humphries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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