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The Flamenco Tradition in the Works of Federico García Lorca and Carlos Saura 9780773464292

The Flamenco Tradition in the Works of Federico García Lorca and Carlos Saura

The Wounded Throat

ISBN-10: 0773464298
ISBN-13: 9780773464292
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PUBLISHER: Edwin Mellen Press, The
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Product Description: This study explores the meaning and importance of flamenco in the works of two of the most important and influential figures in 20th-century Spanish culture, the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and the film-maker Carlos Saura. Lorca and Saura shared a fascination for flamenco as a medium for the existential ideology of the marginalized and disenfranchised and this work evaluates the development of these themes through a close, contextual study of their works, which are linked explicitly by Saura's film adaptation of Lorca's Bodas de sangre and, more profoundly, by their use of flamenco to express ideas of sexual and political marginalization in pre- and post- Francoist Spain respectively. The study demonstrates that an understanding of the symbolism, visual style, characters, themes and performance system of flamenco is key to a greater understanding of the social, sexual, political and existential themes in the works of Lorca and Saura.

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CATEGORY: Literary Criticism
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