A revised edition of this major writer’s complete poetical work
And I who was walking
with the earth at my waist,
saw two snowy eagles
and a naked girl.
The one was the other
and the girl was neither.
—from ”Qasida of the Dark Doves”
Federico García Lorca is the greatest poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of the world’s most influential modernist writers. Christopher Maurer, a leading García Lorca scholar and editor, has substantially revised FSG’s earlier edition of the collected poems of this charismatic and complicated figure, who—as Maurer says in his illuminating introduction—“spoke unforgettably of all that most interests us: the otherness of nature, the demons of personal identity and artistic creation, sex, childhood, and death.”