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Three Tragedies of Lorca

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Publisher Comments:

Here in the authorized translation by James Graham-Lujan and Richard L. O'Connell, with an illuminating biographical introduction by the poet's brother, Francisco Garcia Lorca, are three tragic dramas by the great modern Spanish poet and playwright which have caught the imagination and won the critical acclaim of the literate world:

Blood Wedding. Concerned with love that cannot become marriage among the primitive hill people of Castile, this is a play of the workings of tremendous passions and tribal ritual toward an inescapable tragic end.

Yerma. "The whole tragic burden of Yerma is measured by the deepening of her struggle with the problems of frustrated motherhood." Edwin Honig.

The House of Bernarda Alba. Again about "women whom love moves to tragedy,"Bernarda Alba tells of the repression of five duaghters by a domineering mother, of how their natural spirits circumvent her but bring violence and death.

Synopsis:

Concerned with love that cannot become marriage among the primitive hill people of Castile, this is a play of the workings of tremendous passions and tribal ritual toward an inescapable tragic end. “The whole tragic burden of Yerma is measured by the deepening of her struggle with the problem of frustrated motherhood.” —From , by Edwin Honig. Again about “women whom love moves to tragedy,” tells of the repression of five daughters by a domineering mother, of how their natural spirits circumvent her but bring violence and death.

About the Author

(1898-1937) was born in Granada, Spain. A poet and playwright (, ), he was killed by the Falangists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. (1902 - 1976) was a Spanish writer and historian, younger brother of Federico García Lorca.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811200929
Translator:
O'Connell, Richard L.
Translator:
Graham-Lujan, James
Translator:
O'Connell, Richard L.
Translator:
Graham-Lujan, James
Author:
O'Connell, Richard L.
Author:
Graham-Luján, James
Author:
Lorca, Francisco Garcia
Author:
Lorca, Federico Garcia
Author:
Garcia Lorca, Federico
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Garcia Lorca, Federico
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Series Volume:
52
Publication Date:
19550131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.7 in 0.52 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Concerned with love that cannot become marriage among the primitive hill people of Castile, this is a play of the workings of tremendous passions and tribal ritual toward an inescapable tragic end. “The whole tragic burden of Yerma is measured by the deepening of her struggle with the problem of frustrated motherhood.” —From , by Edwin Honig. Again about “women whom love moves to tragedy,” tells of the repression of five daughters by a domineering mother, of how their natural spirits circumvent her but bring violence and death.
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