Gathers previously uncollected poems and dramatic works by the great Spanish playwright.
"Lorca's puppet plays are lyrical and mocking. . . . They show Lorca at his most lighthearted and charming, but also at his most discreetly experimental, able to get delicate emotions out of the mockery of emotion."—The New York Review of Books
From Lorca’s prologue to a puppet play: ‘This is not the first time that I, the drunken puppet who marries Dona Rosita, leaves the hand of Federico Garcia Lorca on the stage, where I live and never die. The first time was in the house of this poet- remember that, Federico? It was spring in Granada, and the drawing room of your house was full of children who were saying: ‘ the puppets are flesh and bone, so how come they remain children and never grow up?’ The famous Manuel de Falla was at the piano and there performed for the first time in Spain Stravinsky’s Histoire d’un soldat . . .’ Collected for the first time in a single volume, Federico Garcia Lorca’s
Four Puppet Plays, Divan Poems and Other Poems, Prose Poems and Dramatic Pieces, A Play Without a Title
represent the purest examples of the poet’s genius and range.