Poet in New York

Federico Garcia Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer; Translated by Greg Simon and Steven F. White

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A newly revised edition of the insightful poetic cycle by one of the key figures of modern literature

Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929–30, Poet in New York is one of the most important books he produced, and certainly one of the most important books ever published about New York City. Indeed, it is a book that changed the direction of poetry in both Spain and the Americas, a pathbreaking and defining work of modern literature.
     Timed to coincide with the citywide celebration of García Lorca in New York planned for 2013, this edition, which has been revised once again by the renowned García Lorca scholar Christopher Maurer, includes thrilling material—new photographs, new and emended letters—that has only recently come to light. Complementing these additions are García Lorca’s witty and insightful letters to his family describing his feelings about America and his temporary home there (a dorm room in Columbia’s John Jay Hall), the annotated photographs that accompany those letters, a prose poem, extensive notes, and an interpretive lecture by García Lorca himself.
     An excellent introduction to the work of a key figure of modern poetry, this bilingual edition of Poet in New York, a strange, timeless, vital book of verse, is also an exposition of the American city in the twentieth century.

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“Lorca’s testament may well be one of the greatest books of poems ever written about New York City . . . A wildly imaginative and joyously alienated declaration of residence.” —The New Yorker

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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » On Lorca’s Poet in New York
by Maureen N. McLane What a strange, vital, careening book—what a book for now. Yet also, what a fascinating document of the early 20th century. A Poet in New York, “New York in a Poet,” as Lorca himsel...
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Federico Garcia Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer; Translated by Greg Simon and Steven F. White

Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s greatest poets and dramatists, was born in a village near Granada in 1898 and was murdered in 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

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Poet in New York
Federico Garcia Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer; Translated by Greg Simon and Steven F. White

Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback

Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
April 2013
Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374533762
ISBN10: 0374533768
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages, 21 Black-and-White Illustrations/Notes
$17.00

Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback

Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
June 1998
Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374525408
ISBN10: 0374525404
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$18.00
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