Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition

deFrederico Garcia LorcaTraduit parPablo Medina, Mark Mark Statman

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31 décembre 2007|
Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition de Frederico Garcia Lorca
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“The definitive version of Lorca’s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.”—John Ashbery

Newly translated for the first time in ten years, Federico García Lorca’sPoet in New York is an astonishing depiction of a tumultuous metropolis that changed the course of poetic expression in both Spain and the Americas. Written during Lorca’s nine months at Columbia University at the beginning of the Great Depression,Poet in New York is widely considered one of the most important books Lorca produced. This influential collection portrays a New York City populated with poverty, racism, social turbulence, and solitude—a New York intoxicating in its vitality and beauty. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, poets Pablo Medina and Mark Statman were struck by how closely this seventy-year-old work spoke to the atmosphere of New York. They were compelled to create a new English version using a contemporary poet’s eye, which upholds Lorca’s surrealistic technique, mesmerizing complexity, and fierce emotion unlike any other translation to date. A defining work of modern literature,Poet in New York is a thrilling exposition of one American city that continues to change our perspective on the world around us.
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was born in a small town west of Granada, Spain, on June 5, 1898. He was believed to be assassinated by an anti-communist death squad during the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. In 2008 a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. There was an attempt to excavate an a...
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Titre :Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.55 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.55 po
Publié le :31 décembre 2007
Publié par :Grove/Atlantic
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780802143532

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