Federico García Lorca tourAdd to My Granada
Federico García Lorca was a world famous poet and playwright from Granada. There are four museums where visitors can learn about the author and his life. The first is the Museo-Casa Natal de Federico García Lorca in Fuente Vaqueros where he was born, the second is the Casa Museo Federico García Lorca in Valderrubio, where he spent his youth, the third is the Museo de la Huerta de San Vicente, the summer house of the poet’s family in Granada, and the fourth is Centro Federico García Lorca, in Granada city.
The Parque Federico García Lorca in Alfacar is a memorial to the poet where he is believed to be buried.
The poet and playwright from Granada (1898-1936) was associated with a group of artists who were known as Generación del 27. He is considered one of the most important Spanish writers of the 20th century.
He was born in Fuente Vaqueros and his literary life started in Granada with his first book Impresiones y Paisajes (1918). After it was published he moved to Madrid to continue studying Law, Philosophy and Humanities. Whilst living in Student Halls (1919-1928), he became friends with the painter Salvador Dalí, the filmmaker Luis Buñuel, and the poet Rafael Alberti. He later worked with the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, the musician Manuel de Falla and members of the SAI (Iberian Artists Society).
At the same time he created his first drawings inspired by Spanish Popularism, later becoming surrealistic aesthetics, just like his literary work. He also illustrated a number of magazines such as L’Amic de les Arts, Litoral and Revista de Occidente. In 1928 he worked with Dalí on the Granada magazine Gallo.
In the 1930s Lorca travelled around Spain as the Director of La Barraca (1932-1936), the Spanish classical theatre company, in an attempt to merge the classical, avant-garde and popular styles of theatre. He was also a lecturer and song-writer during this time.
His most important plays include Yerma, La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Bodas de Sangre. His most famous poems include El Romancero Gitano, Poeta en Nueva York and his Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.
Lorca’s legacy is made up of poetry and dramatic works. His style of writing is based on traditional folk stories from his Andalucian birthplace, (including folk songs, ballads and nursery rhymes), with later influences from the avant-garde era (symbols which portray an irrational and dreamlike world).
Universal subjects such as nature, love and death all feature in his lyrics and plays, and illustrate Federico García Lorca’s own views of life.
Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su Jardín (1931) (Play)
Bodas de Sangre (1933) (Play)
Canciones (1921-1924) (Poetry)
Diván del Tamarit (1936) (Poetry)
Doña Rosita la Soltera o el Lenguaje de las Flores (1935) (Play)
El Maleficio de la Mariposa (1920) (Play)
La casa de Bernarda Alba (1936) (Play)
La Zapatera Prodigiosa (1930) (Play)
Libro de Poemas (1921) (Poetry)
Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (1935) (Poetry)
Mariana Pineda (1927) (Play)
Poema del Cante Jondo (1921) (Poetry)
Poeta en Nueva York (1929-1930) (Poetry)
Romancero Gitano (1924-1927) (Poetry)
Seis Poemas Gallegos (1935) (Poetry)
Yerma (1934) (Play)