Blood Wedding: On the Execution of Frederico Lorca

Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Writers and Politics
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The great Spanish poet, Frederico Lorca, was executed by a Nationalist militia firing squad during the early morning hours of 19 August 1936, at the very beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Lorca was 38. For many years, the world knew very little about Lorca’s death. Now Spanish historian Miguel Caballero Pérez has pieced together what happened on Lorca’s last night. See the link for details. The Spanish Civil War introduced tank warfare and terror bombing to the world. The execution of poets? Nothing new.

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