Mexico: Ediciones Mexicanas, S. en P., 1945. Spanish text. Paperback. 104pp. Octavo [21 cm] White, red and black printed wraps, with a worn glassine wrapper, that has numerous losses from the edges. The book is in very good condition. The edges of the covers are lightly bumped, and the edges of the text block are subtly foxed. There is a tiny chip in the paper at the head of the spine. Item #26848
Much of García Lorca's work was filled with popular themes such as Flamenco and Gypsy culture. In 1922, García Lorca organized the first "Cante Jondo" festival in which Spain's most famous "deep song" singers and guitarists performed. The deep song style permeated his poems of the early 1920s. During this period, García Lorca became part of a group of artists known as Generación del 27, which included Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, who introduced the young poet to surrealism. In 1928, his book of verse, Romancero Gitano ("The Gypsy Ballads"), brought Lorca much fame, and it was reprinted seven times during his lifetime.