Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy Birthday Federico Garcia Lorca!

1898 -- Federico García Lorca lives. Spanish poet/dramatist.
The turning point in Lorca's literary career was the folk music
festival Fiesta de Cante Jondo in 1922, where he found inspiration
for his works in the traditions of folk & gypsy music.

   Murdered by Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Franco's
   fascists in 1936. Accused of subversive activity, evidence today
   suggests that it was a hate crime in response to his homosexuality.
   His writings were censored until Franco died (1975). Despite
   this, Lorca is one of the most widely read
   writers in the world.

 For i want to sleep the dream of the apples,
          to learn a lament that will cleanse me of the earth;
          for i want to live with that dark child
          who wanted to cut his heart on the high seas.

                                        — Garcia Lorca
                     "Gacela of the Dark Death"

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