Drawing on more than 100 previously unstudied letters and interviews this biography provides a portrait of a man whose life was deeply entangled with that of his country. Lorca's birth in 1898 coincided with Spain's defeat in the Spanish-American War and his death in 1936 with its undoing in the Spanish Civil War. Originally published in 1998.
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This biography draws on recently discovered letters that throw revealing light on Lorca's life, work, sexuality and his emergence as the most important Spanish poet and playwright of the 20th century. This is a detailed portrait of a man whose life was deeply entangled with that of his country.