Lorca's Gypsy Ballads

26th September 2011 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
An event held by Poet in the City and the Instituto Cervantes London that celebrated the life and poetry of Federico García Lorca, and the launch of a brand new translation of his Gypsy Ballads.

Lorca, who was murdered by right-wing forces at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, remains the most famous and celebrated modern poet and playwright in the Spanish language. His poetical works, including the Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York, are landmarks in Spanish literature, and his plays, including the famous trilogy Blood Wedding, The House of Bernanda Alba and Yerma, have been compared to Shakespeare for their importance and influence.

This unique event marked the publication of a new official edition of the Gypsy Ballads translated by the acclaimed poet Jane Duran and Gloria García Lorca, Lorca’s niece, and published in the UK by Enitharmon Press. The event featured both distinguished translators, together with Laura García Lorca, the director of the Lorca Foundation and another of the poet’s nieces, and Manuel Fernández-Montesinos García, his nephew, who will be sharing stories from the poet’s past.
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