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Re: Duende

From: Mary USA


"El nino canta en el seno de Anunciacion sorprendida. Tres balas de almendra verde tiemblan en su vocecita." (from 'San Gabriel'--Federico Garcia Lorca) Do not the "three bullets of green almond throb" always in the voice of Lorca? I stumbled on his writing in the '60's and fell in love. "Blood Wedding" was my initiatory experience. I had already decided that John Synge was my favorite poet and was surprised to learn, many years later, that Lorca heavily influenced Synge. He speaks (Lorca) with his own voice, always, and it is uniquely passionate even in translation. I have been an on-demand hack writer all my life and I find the dark images, blood, bone, death, that become Gothic so quickly are the sinews that bind my own flimsy work--and they come from Lorca!

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