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July 11, 2011

Another Portrait of Lorca by Dalí

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Invisible Afghan with the Apparition on the Beach of the Face of Garcia Lorca in the Form of a Fruit Dish with Three Figs, 1938.

When Dalí painted this portrait of Lorca, Lorca had been dead for two years. That might explain the ghost quality of his face.

The afghan, the woman from Millet’s Angelus on the right, the cup holding the pears that are the mountain behind, all that and more I may have missed, I don’t even try to explain. That is pure Dalí.

July 6, 2011

Federico García Lorca: In memoriam

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban





Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of all times, was born in Granada (Spain) on June 5, 1898.

He was killed at the peak of his creative career on August 19, 1936.

This amazing documentary by Jose Asuncion Silva covers his life in four Utube videos.





If you speak Spanish I highly recommend you check them out.

If you don’t and want to know more about Lorca, you may watch Little Ashes, a beautiful and little known movie about his friendship and impossible relationship with the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. See my review here: http://www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com/2011/06/little-ashes.html

And if you happen to live in Austin, TX and are an actor you are in luck because Wondrous Strange Players is holding auditions July 12 and 13 for Lorca’s play Blood Wedding.  http://austinlivetheatre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2294:auditions-for-blood-wedding-by-garcia-lorca-wondrous-strange-players-july-&catid=678:wondrous-strange-players

And so, in his work, Federico lives!

June 30, 2011

Federico García Lorca´s Blood Wedding in L.A.

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If you live in L.A. you are in luck. You can watch Federico García Lorca´s 1933 masterpiece Blood Wedding staged by director Jon Lawrence Rivera at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A..

The story of a bride that runs away with her former lover (now married) on her wedding night originally set in 1933 rural southern Spain is transplanted this time to 1952 central California.

For a full review and times, you can click here http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/06/theater-review-blood-wedding-at-the-odyssey-theatre-1.htm

June 29, 2011

Portrait of Federico García Lorca by Dalí

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From Wikipaintings, The Encyclopedia of painting

To see the paintings of Dalí in chronological order go to http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/salvador-dali/portrait-of-garcia-lorca

June 18, 2011

Federico García Lorca and La Barraca

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



From 1932 to 1936, Federico García Lorca, the Spanish poet and playwright, traveled with his company La Barraca bringing theater to rural Spain for free.

During this time, La Barraca  presented 13 plays in 74 different locations.

The Spanish Civil War put an end to the project and to Federico’s life. He was killed by fascists in Granada on August 18, 1936.

This footage of his time with La Barraca is priceless.


June 4, 2011

Congratulations to Leonard Cohen

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
In one of those bizarre coincidences, as I prepared for my reading last night (see below Homage to Federico Garcia Lorca), I learned Leonard Cohen has been named on June 2nd, this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award in Literature.


I had the pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen in person in San Francisco in 1989.
I still remember.
In the link below you can hear him singing Take this Waltz, his amazing translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Pequeño Vals Vianés.
My sincere congratulations to a great man and artist.

June 2, 2011

Doylestown Reading / Homage to Federico Garcia Lorca

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Please join me (and 16 other authors) tomorrow for a reading of our works.

I will be making my humble homage to the great Spanish poet/playwright Federico Garcia Lorca by reading from my work in progress Garlic for Breakfast.


See the information below


Friday, June 3 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm


Saxbys in Doylestown, PA

Created By

Lucas Mangum

More Info

If you

a) have written a piece of fiction that is one thousand words or less

b) have an excerpt of a longer work that you would like to share, or

c) want an opportunity to have your material heard…

… you should make it a point to come to Saxby’s in Doylestown, PA on Friday, June 3, 2011.

This reading is an unique opportunity for writers to read their work aloud in an intimate environment. The work you choose to present can be published, unpublished, and in any genre, as long as the work is one thousand words or less. Folks who are just interested in observing are also welcome.

To attend, it is absolutely free. I just ask that you RSVP either here or at my email L.Mangum.Fiction@gmail.com

***The night’s events will be professionally filmed and then released as a series of video podcasts.

Hope to see you there!

April 14, 2011

Verde. Patxi Andion

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Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca

Verde. Música y letra, Patxi Andion

Tú poeta, y ellos tantos …

April 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

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When I read Lorca I wonder if there are poets, and then there are people who write poetry, and I feel so humble and dumbstruck reading him that I force myself – and most other writers of poetry – into that second group.

Woolgathering writes at http://woolgathering.tumblr.com/post/4544714150/federico-garcia-lorca-barrio-de-cordoba



En la casa se defienden
de las estrellas.
La noche se derrumba.
Dentro, hay una niña muerta
con una rosa encarnada
oculta en la cabellera.
Seis ruiseñores la lloran
en la reja.

Las gentes van suspirando
con las guitarras abiertas.

* * *


In the house they defend
against the stars.
The night tumbles down.
Inside is a dead little girl
with a flesh-colored rose
hidden in her hair.
Six nightingales weep for her
from the bars of the window.

The folks are sighing
with their guitars open.

* * *

Federico García Lorca

from Poema del Cante Jondo – Poem of the Deep Song,

March 21, 2011

Día Mundial de la Poesía / A Celebration of Poetry

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



Si los líderes leyeran poesía, serían más sabios./If our leaders read poetry, they would be wiser.
Octavio Paz


Mi corazón oprimido
siente junto a la alborada
el dolor de sus amores
y el sueño de las distancias.
La luz de la aurora lleva
semillero de nostalgias
y la tristeza sin ojos
de la médula del alma.
La gran tumba de la noche
su negro velo levanta
para ocultar con el día
la inmensa cumbre estrellada.

¡Qué haré yo sobre estos campos
cogiendo nidos y ramas,
rodeado de la aurora
y llena de noche el alma!
¡Qué haré si tienes tus ojos
muertos a las luces claras
y no ha de sentir mi carne
el calor de tus miradas!

¿Por qué te perdí por siempre
en aquella tarde clara?
Hoy mi pecho está reseco
como una estrella apagada.

Federico García Lorca (Granada 1898-1936).

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