“Granada la Bella” blogsite (09/02/19), 19 deal with the disappearance and murder of the poet Federico García Lorca soon after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Of these, 12, quite specifically, refer to the evidence of the events leading up to the killing on a roadside outside the village of Víznar in August of that year, provided by Miguel Caballero Pérez in his study Las trece últimas horas en la vida de García Lorca (The Last Thirteen Hours in the Life of Garcia Lorca) and by Ian Gibson in his recently revised work El asesinato de García Lorca (The Murder of Garcia Lorca).
Posts 64-67, written in September and October 2017, examine the evidence provided by Miguel Caballero. Posts 68-71, written in October and November, then make a comparison of Caballero’s findings and conclusions with those of Ian Gibson.
It must have been the publication of Caballero’s book in 2011 that eventually persuaded Gibson to revise and republish his pioneering work, first published in France in 1971, for it presented new evidence that challenged the veracity of Gibson’s findings. The very title is a gauntlet thrown down to the highly respected Lorca expert, whose investigations pointed to the probability of Lorca being held in Granada for one or possibly two nights before being taken away to be shot. Whereas Caballero is convinced that the time lapse from Lorca's arrest in the afternoon of 16 August 1936 to his facing the facing squad at dawn could not have been much more than twelve hours.
Gibson’s work was consequently republished in April 2018 (see book cover on the left) and in the following two months, May and June, in Posts 86-89, I reviewed it, considered the evidence where it differed from Caballero’s, and drew my own conclusions.
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