Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
The exaltation and musicality of the gypsy cante jondo as exemplified by the poetry of Federico García Lorca
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Peter Browne
Dr. Elvia Ardalani
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.
University of Texas-Pan American
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