The Comic Spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca by Virginia Higginbotham

By Virginia Higginbotham

During the years considering that his dying, Federico García Lorca, Spain's best-known twentieth-century poet and playwright, has regularly been thought of a author of tragedy. 3 of his significant performs are fatalistic tales of soreness and loss of life, and his poetry is stuffed with dread. but so much of Lorca's dramatic construction comprises comedies and farces. all through his poetry and prose, in addition to in his so much somber performs, runs an undercurrent of humor—dark irony and satire—that is not at all contradictory to his tragic view of existence. to the contrary, as Virginia Higginbotham demonstrates, via humor Lorca defines, intensifies, and attempts to come back to phrases with what he sees because the basically hopeless of humankind.

Although Lorca's comedian moments and methods were mentioned in remoted articles, the significance of humor has principally been overlooked within the basic stories of his paintings. Higginbotham is worried with Lorca's overall output: lyric poetry, tragicomedies and farces, avant-garde prose and performs, puppet farces, and grasp performs. She describes Lorca's position within the mainstream of the Spanish theater and indicates his courting to a couple suitable non-Spanish dramatists. in addition, she discusses ways that Lorca's paintings anticipates the fashionable theater of the absurd. the result's a finished examine of a tremendous, yet formerly neglected, point of Lorca's work.

The comedian Spirit of Federico García Lorca incorporates a Lorca chronology and an in depth bibliography.

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