An Introduction to García Lorca: Images as Time Frames
TWO WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 18 AND 25, 6:00–7:30 P.M.
ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL, CHAO ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2401 CLAREMONT, 77019. LIMITED ENROLLMENT.
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), one of the most essential and influential poets of the twentieth century, lived only a few decades, but his works cast centuries. Join professor Carlos Jimenez in a two session course exploring the poetry of García Lorca. Deeply rooted in the Andalucía of his birth, García Lorca is the archetype of the artist whose voice becomes that singular universe that unites all languages. The lyricism of his writings astonishes through the immediate force of images coursing through his poems, prose, and plays.
(Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this course’s dates have changed from the brochure text. Originally scheduled for October 11 and 18, they have now been changed to October 18 and 25).
October 18: The first session will situate García Lorca in his Andalusian milieu, examining in detail the mesmerizing mastery of “Romancero Gitano” (1928, “Gypsy Ballads”), and the time frames that compose the elegiac, incomparable “Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejias” (1935).
October 25: The second session will focus on two seminal works that reveal a wounded yet luminous poet in search of new veins of expression. We will start with the primeval pulse that runs through “Poet in New York” (1930), and will conclude with the consummate achievement of “Diván del Tamarit” (1934).
Carlos Jimenez is an award-winning architect, a professor at Rice University School of Architecture, and principal of Carlos Jimenez Studio.