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The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca VERY detailed account Lorca es, sin duda, la mejor persona que ha dado este pa s en toda su historia. Having just visited Granada for the first time, I found this book fascinating It was written in the 1970s, the author having spoken to many witnesses of the horrific events of the Spanish civil war, in Granada I realised again the peculiar barbarity of a civil war, where legitimised by the conflict, people can settle old grievances with a vicious brutality. On my second reading of this book right now I got this as a Christmas gift from my Spanish girlfriend in December 2017 following a summer holiday to Granada that year To be honest, i hadn t heard of Federico Garcia Lorca at that point poetry isn t really my thing, but history and Spain are Unfortunately for her it inspired another trip to Granada the following summer to lookclosely at the locations mentioned in this harrowing story Fuente Vaqueros, Huerta de San Vicente, the Rosales On my second reading of this book right now I got this as a Christmas gift from my Spanish girlfriend in December 2017 following a summer holiday to Granada that year To be honest, i hadn t heard of Federico Garcia Lorca at that point poetry isn t really my thing, but history and Spain are Unfortunately for her it inspired another trip to Granada the following summer to lookclosely at the locations mentioned in this harrowing story Fuente Vaqueros, Huerta de San Vicente, the Rosales house, etc.Ian Gibson s writing is, I find, incredibly accessible Historically informative with barely a hint of the dryness that could so easily have ruined another book This is not just Lorca s story, it s a story of Granada It s a story of a city often caught up at the centre of Spain s violent and artistic history Without Granada there would be no Lorca, and without Lorca Granada s beauty would have certainly had a lesser impact on many who read about her.This is a fascinating read but also a sad one We learn about the years and months preceding the nationalist revolution and the incredibly dark consequences of its aftermath It s clearly no spoiler to say that Lorca was murdered during the first weeks of the war, but the way we get there, through Gibson, is one in which I m sure will intrigue you enough to visit Granada yourselves It s one of my favourite cities and this is one of its darkest, most interesting stories Excelente ejercicio de investigaci n con informaci n actualizada sobre las circunstancias durante los primeras semanas de la Guerra Civil, como afect este clima de guerra a la vida de Federico Garc a Lorca, su ejecuci n, y la posterior manipulaci n del r gimen sobre este asesinato Muy bien explicado y excelentemente documentado para mi ha sido lo mejor del libro toda la documentaci n que provee sobre la informaci n que comenta en el libro Se deja leer muy r pido a pesar de su grosor. A pesar del largo periodo de tiempo transcurrido, recuerdo este libro ademas por su contenido, que es harto conocido, porque en esa epoca, lo le en 1.982 hace 32 a os, el autor estaba bastante de moda y aparec a un d a si y otro tambi n en las televisiones.El autor es de izquierdas y en ese a o los socialistas ganaron las elecciones, con lo cual parece que intentaron justificar lo malos que eran los de un bando y lo bueno que eran los otros, o sea ellos, durante la lamentable guerra civil.Tengo A pesar del largo periodo de tiempo transcurrido, recuerdo este libro ademas por su contenido, que es harto conocido, porque en esa epoca, lo le en 1.982 hace 32 a os, el autor estaba bastante de moda y aparec a un d a si y otro tambi n en las televisiones.El autor es de izquierdas y en ese a o los socialistas ganaron las elecciones, con lo cual parece que intentaron justificar lo malos que eran los de un bando y lo bueno que eran los otros, o sea ellos, durante la lamentable guerra civil.Tengo la idea que el planteamiento era un tanto sectario y que no me gusto en exceso Me ha gustado mucho la manera de afrontar este asunto del autor, con una documentaci n bastante trabajada Sobran algunas opiniones personales, y he encontrado algunos fallos en datos, fechas y lugares Asimismo, la tipograf a de ciertos testimonios deber a haber sido m s diferenciada de la del texto normal. Every page of this book I shiver at least twice More about the events that took place in Granada during the lead up to fascist rule than about the poet, it is sickening to read of the catholic fervour and nationalist barbarity that lead to so many civilians being slaughtered The poet calls himself revolutionary and not political, his words about the land in which he was born, the only comfort. Llevaba varios a os esperando a leer una de las obras de Ian Gibson relacionadas con la vida de Garc a Lorca, uno de mis escritores favoritos En primer lugar, es necesario indicar que no se trata de un libro adaptado a todos los p blicos, es decir, los primeros cap tulos son todos datos sobre la Guerra Civil y los a os anteriores y posteriores Por tanto, el lector que decida introducirse en esta obra, deber a ser consciente y conocedor de cierta base hist rica para no sentirse totalmente perdi Llevaba varios a os esperando a leer una de las obras de Ian Gibson relacionadas con la vida de Garc a Lorca, uno de mis escritores favoritos En primer lugar, es necesario indicar que no se trata de un libro adaptado a todos los p blicos, es decir, los primeros cap tulos son todos datos sobre la Guerra Civil y los a os anteriores y posteriores Por tanto, el lector que decida introducirse en esta obra, deber a ser consciente y conocedor de cierta base hist rica para no sentirse totalmente perdido Por otro lado, Ian Gibson nos muestra un an lisis de la persecuci n que sufri el poeta en primer lugar en Madrid y posteriormente en Granada, pasando por sus ltimos d as y las diferentes teor as que pudieran existir en su detenci n Aunque estas p ginas resultan apasionantes e incluso angustiosas aunque todos sepamos el tr gico final que sufri el poeta , no me parecen demasiado fiables las fuentes que usa el propio Gibson, ya que se basa en testigos como familiares, sepultureros, militares En entrevistas que hizo el propio Gibson en los a os sesenta En la mayor a de los casos, estos testigos son personas muy mayores que olvidan y tergiversan seg n les convenga y desde el punto de vista de los investigadores no resultan fuentes fiables Por ltimo y concluyendo, se trata de un libro que he disfrutado much simo pero no es literatura, tampoco es ficci n sino una tesis argumentada con diferentes fuentes period sticas, documentos escritos, ep stolas, fotograf as y entrevistas, por lo tanto, no es una obra para todos los p blicos sino para aquellos que les interese con mayor profundidad lo que ocurri con el mejor poeta granadino de todos los tiempos At dawn on the th of AugustSpaniards murdered the man who most profoundly embodied the poetic spirit of their country Federico Garcia Lorca was the victim of the passions that arose in Spain as the Church, the military and the bourgeoisie embarked on their reckless and brutal repression of undesirables For Lorca was not a political man he embraced Spain from its struggling leftist movement to its most conservative traditions with a love that transcended politics His crime was his antipathy to pomposity, conformity and intolerance For years the Spanish government suppressed the truth about Lorca s death In this recreation of the assassination, Ian Gibson redresses the wrong Based on information only recently made available, this is an illumination not only of the death of a great poet, but of the atmosphere of Civil War Spain that allowed it to happen


About the Author: Ian Gibson

Ian Gibson born 21 April 1939 is an Irish author and Hispanist known for his biographies of Antonio Machado, Salvador Dal , Henry Spencer Ashbee, and particularly his work on Federico Garc a Lorca, for which he won several awards, including the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography His work, La represi n nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico Garc a Lorca The nationalistic repression of Granada in 1936 and the death of Federico Garc a Lorca was banned in Spain under Franco.Born into a Methodist Dublin family, he was educated at Newtown School in Waterford and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin He became a professor of Spanish literature at Belfast and London universities before moving to Spain His first novel, Viento del Sur Wind of the South, 2001 , written in Spanish, examines class, religion, family life, and public schools in British society through the fictitious autobiography of a character named John Hill, an English linguist and academic It won favourable reviews in Spain.Gibson has also worked in television on projects centering around his scholarly work in Spanish history, having served as a historical consultant and even acting in one historical drama.He was granted a Spanish passport in 1984.


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