Books: Death at Daybreak

SELECTED POEMS OF FEDERICO GARCíA LORCA (56 pp.)—Translated by Stephen Spender and J. L. Gili—Transatlantic Arts ($1.25).

One night in August 1936, a group of Spanish fascists went to a house in the old Moorish city of Granada and carried off the poet Lorca. What happened thereafter is still a matter of conjecture. He was never seen again. By some accounts the fascists took him to the village of Fuente-vaqueros, where he had been born 37 years before, and there at daybreak, when the first light was glittering on the tiles and window panes of Andalusia, shot him. He had written about...

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