Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was murdered by fascists forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.

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Famous quotes by federico garcía lorca:

    In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    With their souls of patent leather,
    they come down the road.
    Hunched and nocturnal,
    Where they breathe they impose,
    silence of dark rubber,
    and fear of fine sand.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    Green how I want you green.
    Green wind. Green branches.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)