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Posts Tagged ‘Federico García Lorca’

Questlove, Alexis Cuadrado, & Bob Elliott Get Booked

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Hip hop star Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has penned a memoir called Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. Hear him talk about it at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch) on Wednesday, June 19th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Novelist Ru Freeman will be discussing her new novel, On Sal Mal Lane, with author Deborah Baker. See them on at the Center for Fiction on Thursday, June 20th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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New York Public Library Hosts a Garcia Lorca Exhibit

The New York Public Library is hosting a special exhibition honoring Federico García Lorca at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. “Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York” opened on April 5th and will run until July 20th.

This free program features the manuscript for Lorca’s Poet in New York, drawings, photographs, letters, and mementos. Fans of the Spanish poet can also attend various “Lorca in NY” lectures, workshops, and events. Here’s more about the exhibit:

In 1936, the poet left the manuscript of Poet in New York on the desk of his Madrid publisher with a note saying he would be ‘back tomorrow,’ probably to discuss final details. He never returned…The book was published posthumously in 1940, but the manuscript mysteriously disappeared, lost to scholars for decades. The Fundación Federico García Lorca in Madrid and The New York Public Library exhibit it now for the first time…


Federico Garcia Lorca Poem Manuscript Surfaces

A new manuscript for Federico Garcia Lorca‘s “Oficina y denuncia” (“Office and Denunciation”) has been uncovered. Professor Christopher Maurer discovered the draft in the Library of Congress’ music division.

The Guardian reports: “‘Oficina y denuncia’ captures an important moment in Lorca’s career, as the poet turns away from brief lyrical poetry towards an engagement with broad social issues, and begins to write more openly about his love of men.”

The published version of Lorca’s poem appeared in his collection, Poeta en Nueva York (Poet in New York). Lorca had traveled to New York in 1929 to take an English course at Columbia University and wrote about Great Depresssion-era America. Currently, Maurer is working with Andrew Anderson on a book about Lorca’s time spent in America and Cuba.