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The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca

Suppressed the truth about Lorca's death In this recreation of the assassination Ian Gibson redresses the wrong Based on information only recently made available this is an illumination not only of the death of a great poet but of the atmosphere of Civil War Spain that allowed it to happ. A pesar del largo periodo de tiempo transcurrido recuerdo este libro ademas por su contenido ue es harto conocido porue en esa epoca lo le en 1982 hace 32 a os el autor estaba bastante de moda y aparec a un d a si y otro tambi n en las televisionesEl autor es de izuierdas y en ese a o los socialistas ganaron las elecciones con lo cual parece ue intentaron justificar lo malos ue eran los de un bando y lo bueno ue eran los otros o sea ellos durante la lamentable guerra civilTengo la idea ue el planteamiento era un tanto sectario y ue no me gusto en exceso

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Ession of undesirables For Lorca was not a political man; he embraced Spain from its struggling leftist movement to its most conservative traditions with a love that transcended politics His crime was his antipathy to pomposity conformity and intolerance For years the Spanish government. While in my view the book could be improved structurally by placing the last Chapter at the beginning to provide some historiographical context this is a tremendous work of historical deduction about a tragic death aming a litany of tragic deaths at this time The Chapter detailing Lorca s days in captivity just before his death is a particularly astute piece of work and Gibson offers compelling and rational reasons to support the perspectives he takes on his sources and the overall conclusions he draws regarding the reasons for Lorca s death He handily dismantles Schonberg s homosexual jealousy thesis in one of several useful appendices and details the harm that such a thesis has had on the overall examination on the poet s murder Not only is the subject matter of this book enough to maintain one s interest for its entire run but it is written with a clarity and a rhythmn that belie the deep historical legwork that forms its foundation It is a shame that the English version of this worknis not yet available in electronic form as this work deserves to be introduced to a new audience

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At dawn on the 19th of August 1936 Spaniards murdered the man who most profoundly embodied the poetic spirit of their country Federico Garcia Lorca was the victim of the passions that arose in Spain as the Church the military and the bourgeoisie embarked on their reckless and brutal repr. Having just visited Granada for the first time I found this book fascinating It was written in the 1970s the author having spoken to many witnesses of the horrific events of the Spanish civil war in Granada I realised again the peculiar barbarity of a civil war where legitimised by the conflict people can settle old grievances with a vicious brutality

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Ian Gibson
  • English
  • 16 November 2019
  • 9780140064735

About the Author: Ian Gibson

Ian Gibson born 21 April 1939 is an Irish author and Hispanist known for his biographies of Antonio Machado Salvador Dalí Henry Spencer Ashbee and particularly his work on Federico García Lorca for which he won several awards including the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography His work La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca The nati



10 thoughts on “The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca

  1. says:

    Llevaba varios años esperando a leer una de las obras de Ian Gibson relacionadas con la vida de García Lorca uno de mis escritores

  2. says:

    An in depth investigation into the murder of Spain's greatest poet by fascist militia as well as a wider exploration of Franco era barbarism As we witness the return of Spanish fascism with Vox the message of this book is timely than ever

  3. says:

    Having just visited Granada for the first time I found this book fascinating It was written in the 1970s the author having spoken to many witnesses of the horrific events of the Spanish civil war in Granada I realised again the peculiar barba

  4. says:

    While in my view the book could be improved structurally by placing the last Chapter at the beginning to provide some historiographical context this is a tremendous work of historical deduction about a tragic death aming a litany of tragic deaths at this time The Chapter detailing Lorca's days in captivity just before his death is a particula

  5. says:

    On my second reading of this book right now I got this as a Christmas gift from my Spanish girlfriend in December 2017 following a summer holiday to Granada that year To be honest i hadn’t heard of Federico Garcia Lorca at that point poetry isn’t really my thing but history and Spain are Unfortunately for her it inspired another trip to Granada the following summer to look closely at the locations mentione

  6. says:

    Lorca es sin duda la mejor persona ue ha dado este país en toda su historia

  7. says:

    A pesar del largo periodo de tiempo transcurrido recuerdo este libro ademas por su contenido ue es harto conocido porue en esa epoca lo leí en 1982 hace 32 años el autor estaba bastante de moda y aparecía un día si y otro también en las televisionesEl autor es de izuierdas y en ese año los socialistas ganaron las el

  8. says:

    Excelente ejercicio de investigación con información actualizada sobre las circunstancias durante los primeras semanas de la Guerra Civil com

  9. says:

    Me ha gustado mucho la manera de afrontar este asunto del autor con una documentación bastante trabajada Sobran algunas opiniones personales y he encontrado algunos fallos en datos fechas y lugares Asimismo la tipografía de ciertos testimon

  10. says:

    Every page of this book I shiver at least twice More about the events that took place in Granada during the lead up to fascist rule than about the poet it is sickening to read of the catholic fervour and nationalist barbarity that lead to so ma

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