Federico García Lorca - Spanish poet

Federico García Lorca.

Federico García Lorca (born on 5th June 1898 – died 19th August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist,  theatre director, a talented artist and a member of the 'Generation of 1927', which was a group of writers who advocated avant-gardism in literature.  He was born at Fuente Vaqueros, a village on the banks of the River Genil, near Granada.

His father, Federico García Rodriguez, was a prosperous farmer. Vicenta Lorca Romero. His mother was a schoolteacher before becoming Federico's second wife.

The Catalan artist Salvador Dalí and Lorca had met in 1923. From the beginning, Lorca was fascinated by the young Dali. And Dalí had admitted that Lorca impressed him deeply. Lorca's friendship with Dalí inspired a poem, a defense of modern art and at the same time an expression of homosexual love. García Lorca's central themes are love, pride, passion and violent death, which came to reflect his own life.

When the Spanish Civil broke out in 1936, García Lorca was seen by the right-wing forces as an enemy.  He was taken abducted by Falangists belonging to the 'Black Squad' and shot in Granada on August 19/20 of 1936 without trial. The exact circumstances of his death are still shrouded in mystery.

He is reputed to have said of the street La Rambla in Barcelona , that it was"the only street in the world which I wish would never end".

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