Cover of: Poem of the Deep Song | Federico García Lorca

Contributors

  • Translator
    Carlos Bauer

Poem of the Deep Song

Poema Del Cante Jondo

Published by City Lights Books in San Francisco, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

The magic of Andalusia is crystallized in Federico Garcia Lorca's first major work, Poem of the Deep Song, written in 1921 when the poet was twenty-three years old, and published a decade later. In this group of poems, based on saetas, soleares, and siguiriyas, Lorca captures the passionate flamenco cosmos of Andalusia's Gypsies, "those mysterious wandering folk who gave deep song its definitive form."

Cante jondo, deep song, comes from a musical tradition that developed among peoples who fled into the mountains in the 15th century to escape the Spanish Inquisition. With roots in Arabic instruments, Sephardic ritual, Byzantine liturgy, native folk songs, and, above all, the rhythms of Gypsy life, deep song is characterized by intense and profound emotion.

Fearing that the priceless heritage of deep song might vanish from Spain, Lorca, along with Manuel de Falla and other young artists, hoped to preserve "the artistic treasure of an entire race." In Poem of the Deep Song, the poet's own lyric genius gives cante jondo a special kind of immortality.

Edition Notes

Other Titles
Poema del cante Jondo.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
861/.62
Library of Congress
PQ6613.A763 P613 1987

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
iii, 134p.
Number of pages
134

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2383049M
Internet Archive
poemofdeepsongpo00garc
ISBN 10
0872862046, 0872862054
ISBN 13
9780872862043
LC Control Number
87011806
Library Thing
349548
Goodreads
907389
31595
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