BiografíaBiography

Granada poet and dramatist (1898-1936), Lorca has been associated with a group of artists who would become known as Generación del 27 and is considered as one of the best Spanish writers in-the-20th-century.

He was born in Fuente Vaqueros and his literary life started in Granada with his first book
Impresiones y paisajes (1918). After this publishing he moved to Madrid to go on studying Law, Philosophy and Humanities. While living in the Students Residence (1919-1928), he got along with the painter Salvadore Dalí, the filmmaker Luis Buñuel, and the poet Rafael Alberti. The following (coming) years he collaborated with the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, the musician Manuel de Falla and the members of the SAI (Iberian Artists Society).

At the same time he had started to make his first paintings inspired by the Spanish folk tradition that would later become surrealistic aesthetics, as it happened with his literary work. He also collaborated illustrating magazines such as
L'Amic de les Arts, Litoral or Revista de Occidente. In 1928 Lorca and Dalí were focused in the Granada magazine Gallo.

In the 30s he traveled around Spain as director of the Spanish classical theatre company
La Barraca (1932-1936), trying to join classical, avant-garde and popular styles. He was lecturer and songwriter-too.

Some of his dramatic works to mention are
Yerma, 'The house of Bernarda Alba' (La casa de Bernarda Alba)  and ‘Blood wedding' (Bodas de sangre). As a poet his most known works are ‘Gypsy Ballads' (El romancero gitano), ‘Poet in New York' (Poeta en Nueva York) and ‘Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías' (Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías).

Work

Lorca’s heritage is composed by poetry and dramatic works.

His way of writing mixes folk and traditional roots from Andalucia, where he was born (as songs, ballads and children’s songs) with new techniques coming from avant-gardes (symbols that shows a dreaming and irrational world).

Universal subjects as nature, love and death immerse themselves in his lyric and theatre to transmit Federico García Lorca’s personal way of understanding life.

Number of Work: 17

Canciones (1921-1924) (Poetry)

La casa de Bernarda Alba (1936) (Theatre)

La zapatera prodigiosa (1930) (Theatre)

Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (1931) (Theatre)

Bodas de sangre (1933) (Theatre)

Diván del Tamarit (1936) (Poetry)

Doña Rosita la soltera o el lenguaje de las flores (1935) (Theatre)

El Maleficio de la Mariposa (1920 ) (Theatre)

Libro de Poemas (1921) (Poetry)

Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (1935) (Poetry)

Mariana Pineda (1927) (Theatre)

Poema del Cante Jondo (1921) (Poetry)

Poeta en Nueva York (1929-1930 ) (Poetry)

Romancero Gitano (1924-1927) (Poetry)

Seis Poemas Gallegos (1935 ) (Poetry)

YeYerma (1934) (Theatre)

Centro Cultural Medina Elvira (Theatrerma (1934)

Poema del Cante Jondo (1921) (Poetry)

Poeta en Nueva York (1929-1930 ) (Poetry)

Romancero Gitano (1924-1927) (Poetry)

Seis Poemas Gallegos (1935 ) (Poetry)

Yerma (1934) (Theatre)

Centro Cultural Medina Elvira (Theatre)re)

Centro Cultural Medina Elvira (Theatre)