In Search of Duende

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In Search of Duende

By Federico Garcia Lorca; Christopher Maurer (Editor); J. L. Gili (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811213769, 100pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1998

Federico Garcia Lorca was born in Spain in 1898 and executed in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War. The notion of "duende"--a demonic earth spirit--became a fixation of Lorca's poetics over the course of his career. This book gathers Lorca's writings about the duende, and a full bilingual sampling of his poetry also is included, with special attention to poems arising from traditional Spanish verse forms.