Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Peter Browne

Second Advisor

Dr. Elvia Ardalani

Third Advisor

Dr. Dahlia Guerra


Federico García Lorca is considered as one of Spain's most important twentieth century poets. He was born near Granada to a well off landowner who loved the country and Gypsy cante jondo music. Growing up in this environment nurtured Federico's desire to appreciate his surroundings, music and the Gypsy culture. He took piano and flamenco guitar lessons. That is why many of his works are saturated with nuances and direct references to both nature and music. In his Poema del Cante Jondo one travels across Andalusia and penetrates into its folklore. In this set of poems, this thesis analyses how Federico exalted and elevated the Gypsy cante jondo into higher art.


Copyright 2001 Auristela Rodriguez Merlano Lung. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American