Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Google’s homepage in Spain is currently showing a doodle honoring Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s 115th birthday.

García Lorca, executed by Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, was known as a member of the Genration of ’27. In addition to poetry, he wrote a number of plays, a film script, and opera. His work also inspired a great deal of poetry, music, theater, film and television by others. His list of poetry collections is as follows (via Wikipedia):

  • Impresiones y paisajes (Impressions and Landscapes 1918)

  • Libro de poemas (Book of Poems 1921)

  • Poema del cante jondo (Poem of Deep Song; written in 1921 but not published until 1931)

  • Suites (written between 1920 and 1923, published posthumously in 1983)

  • Canciones (Songs written between 1921 and 1924, published in 1927)

  • Romancero gitano (Gypsy Ballads 1928)

  • Odes (written 1928)

  • Poeta en Nueva York (written 1930 – published posthumously in 1940, first translation into English as The Poet in New York 1940)

  • Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías 1935)

  • Seis poemas gallegos (Six Galician poems 1935)

  • Sonetos del amor oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love 1936, not published until 1983)

  • Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems (1937)

  • Primeras canciones (First Songs 1936)

  • The Tamarit Divan (poems written 1931-4 and not published until after his death in a special edition of Revista Hispanica Moderna in 1940).

  • Selected Poems (1941)

View more recent Google doodles here.


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