A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work
And I who was walking
with the earth at my
saw two snowy eagles
and a naked girl.
The one was the
and the girl was
of the Dark Doves"
Lorca was the most beloved poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of
the world's most influential modernist writers. His work has long
been admired for its passionate urgency and haunting evocation of
sorrow and loss. Perhaps more persistently than any writer of his
time, he sought to understand and accommodate the numinous sources of
his inspiration. Though he died at age thirty-eight, he left behind a
generous body of poetry, drama, musical arrangements, and drawings,
which continue to surprise and inspire.
a leading García Lorca scholar and editor, has brought together new
and substantially revised translations by twelve poets and
translators, placed side by side with the Spanish originals. The
seminal volume Poet in New York is also included here in its
This is the most
comprehensive collection in English of a poet who—as Maurer writes
in his illuminating introduction—"spoke unforgettably of all
that most interests us: the otherness of nature, the demons of
personal identity and artistic creation, sex, childhood, and death."