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[[ Read Epub ]] ⛓ Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life í Back in print to coincide with the release of the upcoming motion picture Death in Granada on the life of Lorca, this monumental biography New York Times goes to the heart of his explosive genius When, at the age of , Federico Garcia Lorca was executed by anti republican rebels during the Spanish Civil War, he was already one of the world s most celebrated poets and playwrights Necessary insights into this brilliant man. At five in the afternoon.It was exactly five in the afternoon.A boy brought the white sheetat five in the afternoon.A frail of lime ready preparedat five in the afternoon.The rest was death, and death alone.A coffin on wheels is his bedat five in the afternoon.Bones and flutes resound in his earsat five in the afternoon.Now the bull was bellowing through his foreheadat five in the afternoon at five in the afternoon.At five in the afternoon.Ah, that fatal five in the afternoon It was five by all At five in the afternoon.It was exactly five in the afternoon.A boy brought the white sheetat five in the afternoon.A frail of lime ready preparedat five in the afternoon.The rest was death, and death alone.A coffin on wheels is his bedat five in the afternoon.Bones and flutes resound in his earsat five in the afternoon.Now the bull was bellowing through his foreheadat five in the afternoon at five in the afternoon.At five in the afternoon.Ah, that fatal five in the afternoon It was five by all the clocks It was five in the shade of the afternoon This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I would have given this biography 5 stars if it weren t for the fact that the author, Ian Gibson who I love, had waited a fewyears to write this or at least add new material to the book now When he wrote this in the 80 s, there were still too many holes in Lorca s life and much documentation had not yet come to light, and therefore, too many assumptions were made, such as we can deduce, in all probability, perhaps, etc I am sure Gibson filled in the blanks as best he could Having s I would have given this biography 5 stars if it weren t for the fact that the author, Ian Gibson who I love, had waited a fewyears to write this or at least add new material to the book now When he wrote this in the 80 s, there were still too many holes in Lorca s life and much documentation had not yet come to light, and therefore, too many assumptions were made, such as we can deduce, in all probability, perhaps, etc I am sure Gibson filled in the blanks as best he could Having said that, it is quite a comprehensive biography of Federico Garcia Lorca, from his childhood days in La Vega and Granada to his university days in Madrid, where he met Dal and Bu uel, his rise to fame and his tragic assassination by the Nationalist right wingers, who thought he was enemy numero uno, because he was gay and a leftist, but never was he a communist just a supporter of La Republica.It did vividly bring back so many of the atrocities and horrors of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and all that led up to it We also learn about Lorca s morbid fear of death and how, ironically, he was led to his own death by insisting on going back to his beloved Granada, though many of his friends including Bu uel advised him against it.Not only was the life of the greatest Spanish poet and dramatist of all times cut so tragically short, but also the life of a jongleur in the truest sense of the word His talents were not just limited for what he became famous, but included prolific pianist, guitarist, singer of el canto jondo a flamenco version of the blues , storyteller, painter and director.Thank God there were fun, lighthearted moments, as when Lorca was truly happy in Cadaques with Dal or organizing La Barraca, the traveling theater created under the short lived Second Republic But, like reading Don Quijote, the reader knows the ending will be tragic and bring one to tears Highly recommended for Lorca fans and those who want to immerse themselves in the Spain of the early 20th century 4.5 stars This was really quite an amazing biography, especially with all the detail from so many sources I really enjoyed reading it However, I had to return it to the library before I could finish.