The centenary of Garc'a Lorca's birth occasions this revised version of the masterly poetic sequence (as well as the volume...

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POET IN NEW YORK

The centenary of Garc'a Lorca's birth occasions this revised version of the masterly poetic sequence (as well as the volume above): based on the poet and playwright's nine-month period studying at Columbia, this symphonic narrative takes Garc'a Lorca beyond the gypsy-folk lyrics of his early work, and surreally depicts the spiritual emptiness of the urban landscape and the existential loneliness of the poet lost in the materialist city-itself a betrayal of Garc'a Lorca's beloved Walt Whitman. A feast of supplementary documents in English-letters, essays, lectures, and notes-enrich the bilingual edition of the poems.

Pub Date: April 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 320

Publisher: "Noonday/Farrar, Straus & Giroux"

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1998