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Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936) is among the most important Spanish poets and dramatists of the twentieth century. Much of García Lorca’s work was infused with popular themes such as Flamenco and Gypsy culture. In 1922, García Lorca organized the first “Cante Jondo” festival in which Spain’s most famous “deep song” singers and guitarists participated. The deep song form permeated his poems of the early 1920s. During this period, García Lorca became part of a group of artists known as Generación del 27, which included Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel. He was murdered at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War by Nationalists. To this day, no one knows where the body of Federico García Lorca rests.