Completed only two months before the author's execution in Granada at the age of thirty-eight, La casa de Bernarda Alba marks the completion of Lorca's 'trilogia de la tierra espanola' and is commonly held to be his greatest play. The theme of vitality and repression that runs as a leitmotif through his writings takes on a clearer social dimension in the 'drama de mujeres en los pueblos de Espana', with the presentation of a household of five unmarried daughters tyrannised by their mother's excessive concern with social class and obscurantist village morality.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
'Professsor Ramsden gives very good value on the areas discussed. His analysis is exhaustive, scrupulously balanced and illuminating.'
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
'This edition's major contribution is the well-conceived and executed introduction. The reader is led on a step-by-step journey through the Lorca text as well as through the particular biographical circumstances that had an impact on the play. The presentation is clear, orderly and intelligent.'
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