Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) was born in Andalusia and grew up in Granada. His works include the Gypsy Ballads and the homoerotic Dark Love Sonnets, which did not see print until almost fifty years after his death. His murder in 1936 by Fascist forces at the outset of the Spanish Civil War became a literary cause célèbre; in Spain, his writings were banned until 1954.