Whatever you thought of the man, Lorca set the literary world on fire during the 1920's and early 1930's before he was brutally assassinated during the outbreak of the civil war. Had he lived, not only would he be a remarkable 114 years old, but his creative outpourings would have undoubtedly continued to place Spain in the very centre of the worlds theatrical and literary stage.
To celebrate his 114t-ish birthday, the Gazpachomonk is releasing this tribute to Freddy Lorca poster - to download and place on your phone wallpaer for the month.
Friends of Dalí and Buñuel, Manuel de Falla and a leading light of the Generation of 27, Lorca's efforts to bring Culture to the masses was as important then, as now. Perhaps we may yet see another Baraka...in the meantime read about his untimely ending in the classic research carried out by Ian Gibson in his book...The Assasination of Garcia Lorca.
Watch the great short video (3mins) on Lorca's life (best seen full screen) by Rafael Jurado. And should you want more...you could also pick up a copy of Romancero Gitano for a taste of his powerful poetry.