By Jonathan Mayhew
Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) had huge, immense effect at the iteration of yank poets who got here of age in the course of the chilly struggle, from Robert Duncan and Allen Ginsberg to Robert Creeley and Jerome Rothenberg. In huge numbers, those poets haven't in basic terms translated his works, yet written imitations, parodies, and pastiches—along with essays and significant stories. Jonathan Mayhew’s Apocryphal Lorca is an exploration of the afterlife of this mythical Spanish author within the poetic tradition of the United States.
The publication examines how Lorca in English translation has turn into a particularly American poet, tailored to American cultural and ideological desiderata—one that bears little resemblance to the unique corpus, or maybe to Lorca’s Spanish legacy. As Mayhew assesses Lorca’s huge effect at the American literary scene of the latter half the 20th century, he uncovers primary truths approximately modern poetry, the makes use of and abuses of translation, and Lorca himself.
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