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     Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929–30, Poet in New York is one of the most important books he produced, and certainly one of the most important books ever published about New York City. Indeed, it is a book that changed the direction of poetry in both Spain and the Americas, a pathbreaking and defining work of modern literature.
 
     Timed to coincide with the citywide celebration of García Lorca in New York planned for 2013, this edition, which has been revised once again by the renowned García Lorca scholar Christopher Maurer, includes thrilling material—new photographs, new and emended letters—that has only recently come to light. Complementing these additions are García Lorca’s witty and insightful letters to his family describing his feelings about America and his temporary home there (a dorm room in Columbia’s John Jay Hall), the annotated photographs that accompany those letters, a prose poem, extensive notes, and an interpretive lecture by García Lorca himself.
 
     An excellent introduction to the work of a key figure of modern poetry, this bilingual edition of Poet in New York, a strange, timeless, vital book of verse, is also an exposition of the American city in the twentieth century.



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Selected bibliography:

Poet in New York. Ed. Christopher Maurer. 3rd edition, revised. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

Collected Poems. Bilingual edition. Ed. Christopher Maurer. 2nd edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Poet in New York. Trans. Pablo Medina and Mark Statman, with a foreword by Edward Hirsch. New York: Grove Press, 2008.

Selected Poems. Ed. Donald M. Allen, intro. W.S. Merwin. New York: New Directions, 2005.

The Gypsy Ballads. Bilingual edition. London: Enitharmon Press, 2012.


Lorca-related works:

Bonnadio, Federico. A Companion to Federico García Lorca. London: Tamesis Books, 2007.

Dalí, Salvador and Federico García Lorca. Sebastian’s Arrows: Letters and Mementos of Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca. Trans. and ed. Christopher Maurer. Chicago: Swan Isle Press, 2004.

Nathalie Handal. Poet in Andalucía. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.

Hernández, Mario. Line of Light and Shadow. The Drawings of Federico García Lorca. Durham: Duke University Press/Duke University Museum of Art, 1991.

Carlos Rojas. The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell, trans. by Edith Grossman. Yale University Press, April 2013.

Stainton, Leslie. Lorca: A Dream of Life. London: Bloomsbury, 1999.