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Collection EDEBÉ CLASSICS

ROMANCERO

Foreword, introduction and notes by Gemma Gorga López, lecturer in Hispanic Languages at the Universidad de Barcelona.

The Romancero gitano (often translated into English as Gypsy Ballads) is a collection of poems written by Federico García Lorca. First published in 1928, it is composed of eighteen romance poems with subjects like the night, death, the sky, and the moon. All of the poems deal with the romani people (gypsies) and their culture, but only as a theme used to carry the larger message that the poet conveys.

The Romancero gitano was instantly popular and remains García Lorca's best known book of poetry. It was a highly stylised imitation of the ballads and poems that were still being told throughout the Spanish countryside. García Lorca himself described the work as a "carved altar piece" of Andalusia with "gypsies, horses, archangels, planets, its Jewish and Roman breezes, rivers, crimes, the everyday touch of the smuggler and the celestial note of the naked children of Córdoba.
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ISBN: 978-84-236-5548-9
Code: 000703
Publication date: 01/01/2000
352 pages
Format: Paperback
Cover price: 12.70