Federico Garcia Lorca is a Spanish poet and dramatist during the twentieth century. He was born in 1898 in southern Spain, Granada, and more specifically, Andalusia. He studied law at University of Granada, but then gave it up and traveled to Madrid where he devoted himself entirely to his art. He read poems in public, organized theatrical performances wrote books and plays and collected old folksongs. He organized a festival in Spain where most famous ‘deep song singers’ and guitarists participated. Deep songs which are also Andalusian songs infused his poems with a mix of inspiration of popular southern Spanish themes such as Andalusian Flamenco and Gypsy culture (Poets). He joined a group of artists called “Generation 27” that opened Lorca to surrealism, a movement that seeks “to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, the irrational juxtaposition of images”, and greatly influenced his writing (Google), (Poetry Foundation). The death of his dear friend Ignacio Sanchez Mejias a bullfighter impacted Lorca a lot. He then wrote loads of poems with the theme of death. Also, being far from his hometown contributed greatly to his writing where he compares, for example, New York’s culture to Andalusia’s in the collection poems of Songs. He inspired other Spanish artists like Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel through h...
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