Lorca’s Deep Song

by Annette Aryanpour

More than sixty years ago one of the greatest poets of this century died. He was also the most famous victim of the Spanish Civil War. His name was Federico Garcia Lorca. He was the son of a people that have always fascinated me. After I had read Lorca's "Poem of the Deep Song", I wanted to find out what moved a man who wrote so sadly, yet so passionately about love and death, about life. I traveled to Andalucia, the Southern part of Spain and homeland of the poet. I wanted to see for myself that "river Guadalquivir [that] winds through orange and olive trees..." My exp...

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