Pierrot/Lorca: White Carnival of Black Desire - Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias v. 350 (Hardback)Emilio Peral Vega (author)
Hardback 181 Pages / Published: 17/09/2015
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Academic research has paid little attention to the importance of the figure of Pierrot in Garcia Lorca's imagery and, above all, in his literary and personal life. An image of marginality and failure, Pierrot was soon taken over by Spanish intellectuals of the early twentieth century as a representation of the bohemian spirit and, corresponding to his marginal status in matters of love, as a symbol of furtive desires experienced by those whose sexuality had to remain silent. Consequently, Garcia Lorca, as Pierrot, needs a mask to cover his identity, facing perpetual failure in his relentless pursuit of the other. As can be seen already from the poems, prose and plays of his youth, Garcia Lorca outlines in Pierrot his innermost self, a trend that will continue in the aforementioned series of drawings and some of his major pieces, such as El publico. Pierrot / Lorca: White Carnival of Black Desire aims, from a multidisciplinary perspective, to open new critical readings of both Garcia Lorca's work and some episodes of his life; as with, for example, his relationship with Salvador Dali, which can be presented in theatrical terms: Harlequin (Dali) / Pierrot (Garcia Lorca). Emilio Peral Vega is Associate Professor of Spanish Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 181
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
[Peral] combines his deep knowledge of the history of this mask with sharp insights and imaginative thinking to shed new light on Garcia Lorca's multifaceted output. MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW [This] book stands as a mandatory reading for those interested in carnival representation of both the poetic self and the dramatic character in Federico Garcia Lorca's works. ANAGNORISIS
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