Dal's Influence On America

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Throughout the years, the world has known many great authors and poets. America has only taught and recognized a select few of those wonderful writers from around the world. Numerous amounts of people could easily tell you Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. How many other writers would be as easily recognized for their work in America? For example, Spain has many excellent writers America knows nothing about. Very few Americans get the opportunity to learn from and about these people who changed their country’s future with their powerful writing. A lesser known poet in America , is perhaps one of the greatest writers known to today’s spanish speaking countries. Federico García Lorca was born on June 5, 1898 in Fuente,…show more content…
He took nine years to earn a bachelor’s degree. He soon dropped out of college and despite plans to become a musician and famous composer, he took up writing in his late teens. He noted inspiration in writers from great authors like, Shakespeare, Goethe, and spanish poet Antonio Machado with his spiritual and sexual derivatives. In 1919, Lorca lived in a men’s hall where he met his later-to-be romantic partner: Salvador Dali. Dali would later influence and help Lorca with many of his finest works. His career started with Dali, and only lasted a short nineteen years. Dali was said to influence Lorca’s poem, “Romancero gitano,” (Gypsy Ballad.) This was a major eye opener for the public to Federico because of it’s involvement with Earth, blood, sex, water, fertility, infertility, death, homosexuality (which was not excepted in his time or province,) and the moon. He later wrote many more, this individual piece only making him rather famous in the eye of the…show more content…
The first part of the trilogy, named, “Bodas de Sangre,” (The Blood Wedding) was made in 1933. It portrays a woman who runs away with a previous love interest on the day of her wedding. “Yerma” (No translation,) the second part, showcases a deadly situation in a loveless marriage. The heroine of the story strangles her husband for not understanding her need to love and have children. The third and final part in the trilogy, “La Casa de Bernada Alba,” (The House of Bernada Alba,) depicts a controlling and dictatorial mother, Bernada Alba, and her daughters. The youngest daughter commits suicide over Pepe el Romano, her love interest who is engaged to her older sister. This story collection was finished just before Lorca’s
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