Back Tomorrow. Federico García Lorca in New York Federico García Lorca, Young man and pyramids, 1929-1930. Amat Collection, Barcelona

Back Tomorrow. Federico García Lorca in New York

The poems written by Federico García Lorca during his stay in New York, Vermont and Havana from 1929 to 1930 are of outstanding significance to universal poetry owing to their modernity and the combination of the most searing criticism with the lyricism of a poet who believed that contemporary society needed more human roots, and all this using surrealist forms.

This is the first time that the manuscript of Poet in New York, comprised of 96 pages and illustrated with drawings made by Federico García Lorca during his stay in the American city, is on display to the public. The exhibition also features letters from the poet to his family and friends in the United States and Cuba, manuscripts – some hitherto unknown – linked to the centrepiece of the exhibition, visual documents and personal effects, among other items. The exhibition will be enriched with unpublished material from Mexico and Cuba and will coincide with Guadalajara International Book Fair.

The project envisages a series of activities that examine the work from an academic and popular viewpoint, including several plays, a cycle of poetry and one of films, children’s workshops and theatre and poetry workshops, which are being prepared for Mexico, as at the previous New York venue.

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