In Search of Duende

In Search of Duende

By Federico Garcia Lorca; Christopher Maurer (Editor); Norman Di Giovanni (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811218559, 113pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

The notion of duende a demonic earth spirit embodying irrationality, earthiness, and a heightened awareness of death became a cornerstone of Lorca s poetics. In Search of Duende gathers Lorca s writings about the duende and three art forms susceptible to it: dance, music, and the bullfight. A bilingual sampling of Lorca s poetry is also included, making this an excellent introduction to Lorca s poetry and prose for American readers.

About the Author
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1937) was born in Granada, Spain. A poet and playwright (Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba), he was killed by the Falangists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Christopher Maurer, the editor of Garcia Lorca's "Selected Verse, Poet in New York, " and other works, is the author of numerous books and articles on Spanish poetry. He is head of the Department of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois-Chicago.