In so far as it is possible to appraise poetry in translation fairly, this would seem to indicate that Lorca was strongly...

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LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF A BULLFIGHTER: And Other Poems

In so far as it is possible to appraise poetry in translation fairly, this would seem to indicate that Lorca was strongly influenced by the Andalusian folk-song, exotic, barbarous, stimulating, colorful. The poems are gypsy in feeling, vigorous and wild. There is evidence of influence of French symbolism, which is less appealing than the Spanish aspects. Suggests modern ballad form. The title poem is the one on which his greatest fame rests, -- lyrical, vivid, tragic. The others vary in value. Lores perished before a Fascist squadron and his books were consigned to flames. This is the first effort to make him known to the American public.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937