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Federico Garcia Lorca - Yerma - 9780713683264 - V9780713683264
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Yerma

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Description for Yerma Paperback. Follows a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime. Editor(s): Edwards, Gwynne. Translator(s): Edwards, Gwynne. Series: Student Editions. Num Pages: 208 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 199 x 130 x 13. Weight in Grams: 174.
Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime at the end of the play. This Student Edition comes complete with a full introduction; plot synopsis; commentary on characters, context and themes; bibliography; chronology, and questions for study.

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages
208
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780713683264
SKU
V9780713683264
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About Federico Garcia Lorca
Federico Garcia Lorca was born in 1898, in Andalusia, Spain. A poet and dramatist, and also a gifted painter and pianist, his early popular ballads earned him the title of 'poet of the gypsies'. In 1930 he turned his attention to theatre, visiting remote villages and playing classic and new works for peasant audiences. In 1936, ... Read more

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