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234 × 156 mm
240 pages
38 illustrations
15 Jun 2020
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Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico García Lorca Stephen Roberts

Federico García Lorca is Spain’s most famous poet and dramatist, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama.

In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the man and his work in the places in which Lorca lived and died: the countryside where he spent his childhood; the Granada and Madrid of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s where he was educated and first achieved success as a writer; and the mountains outside Granada where his body lies in an undiscovered grave. The book provides a full portrait of a complex and brilliant man, as well as giving new insights into the works that made his name.

Stephen Roberts is Associate Professor and Reader in Modern Spanish Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely on the literature, film and thought of Spain.


1 La Vega: His Own Private Arden (1898–1909)
2 Granada: A Paradise Closed to Many (1909–19)
3 Madrid: Cockroaches, cante jondo and Puppets (1919–23)
4 Madrid, Granada and Cadaqués: Seeking Success (1923–7)
5 Granada, Madrid, New York and Cuba: Success, Escape and Return (1928–30)
6 Granada and Madrid: Revolution and Roots (1930–33)
7 Argentina and Madrid: Triumph and Trepidation (1933–6)
8 Granada: Refuge and Death (July–August 1936)

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