Federico García Lorca: The Poetics of Self-Consciousness

August 2010
218 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855662216
Format: Hardback
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Federico García Lorca: The Poetics of Self-Consciousness

Federico Bonaddio

A study of Lorca's poetic trajectory.
This volume is one of few surveys in English of the whole of Lorca's poetry and the first to concentrate entirely on self-consciousness, a subject which it sees as central to our understanding of the work of a poet writing in the most self-conscious of literary periods: the Modernist era.
Focusing on poems which have the poet, art and creativity as their subject, or which draw attention at a formal level to issues of practice or style, it shows how these poems speak for or against contemporary aesthetic doctrine, thereby revealing the extent of the poet's allegiance to it and the positions he takes up in the process of making his own mark in the literary field. In so doing it charts the development of a poet whose self-conscious engagement with his art offers an explanation as to why his work, in the space of little more than a decade and a half, should have been so singular and diverse.

FEDERICO BONADDIO lectures in Modern Spanish Studies at King's College London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Self-Consciously Lorca
Libro de Poemas: The Sincere Poet
Poema del cante jondo and the Suites: The Riddles of the Sphinx
Canciones: Autonomy and Self
Romancero gitano: Culture versus Nature
Poeta en Nueva York: Against Modernity
The Late Poetry: The Poet Recognized


[A]n insightful book [...] on a subject worthy of further study. BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES

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