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#Spring Festival in Granada

Mon, February 17, 2014 (46)

#Win the "Lorca", and die.

Sat, February 8, 2014 (45)

•Verdad es

Sun, January 19, 2014 (44)

•So Juan Gelman will not be winning the Lorca Prize.

Sun, January 19, 2014 (43)

•TEN MUST-SEE LORCA SITES IN AND AROUND GRANADA

Wed, January 08, 2014 (42)

•The Lorca Centre

Thu, October 24, 2013 (41)

•Eduardo Lizalde - Lorca Prize 2013

Mon, October 14, 2013 (40)

•Lorca Prize 2013

Sat, October 12, 2013 (39)

•The Lorca Centre

Fri, October 11, 2013 (38)

•METRO DE GRANADA

Sun, May 19, 2013 (37)

•BEST TAPAS IN TOWN

Wed, March 13, 2013 (36)

•Palacio de los Vargas

Thu, February 21, 2013 (35)

•GRAN VIA de Colon

Thu, February 21, 2013 (34)

•FEBRUARY 15, 2003 (WE MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER OR DIE)

Mon, February 18, 2013 (33)

•Patti Smith pays tribute to Lorca - again

Sun, February 17, 2013 (32)

•MOCLIN

Wed, February 13, 2013 (31)

•LUGARES LORQUIANOS TEN MUST-SEE LORCA SITES

Wed, February 13, 2013 (30)

•Low-speed AVE

Tue, February 12, 2013 (29)

•Celebrating the Conquest of Granada: a “gesture of universal magnitude”?

Tue, January 29, 2013 (28)

•Granada Airport hits rock bottom

Tue, January 29, 2013 (27)

•PLAZA JOE STRUMMER: OH MA CORAZON!

Wed, January 23, 2013 (26)

•GRANADA UNPAVED

Sun, December 09, 2012 (25)

•LORCA PRIZE FOR POETRY 2012

Tue, November 06, 2012 (24)

•YES, BUT, WHAT ABOUT ...?

Tue, July 19, 2011 (23)

•LORCA’S DEATH: MYSTERY SOLVED?

Tue, July 19, 2011 (22)

•The Discouraging Decline of Granada in the C21st.

Sun, June 19, 2011 (21)

•ENRIQUE, or JOSE ANTONIO?

Sun, June 12, 2011 (20)

•Huerta del Tamarit - under threat?

Sun, June 12, 2011 (19)

•June 5: Granada still without its Lorca Centre!

Thu, June 09, 2011 (18)

•Estrella Morente at Sadlers Wells in London

Thu, June 09, 2011 (17)

•The Lorca Centre (reprise)

Sun, January 30, 2011 2(16)

•the airport and ryanair

Sun, January 30, 2011 (15)

•The Fall of Granada

Sun, January 02, 2011 (14)

•Poemas inéditos de Tomás Segovia

Sun, December 19, 2010 (13)

•Poems by Tomás Segovia - my translations

Sun, December 19, 2010 (12)

•Granada, capital of Spain

Sun, December 19, 2010 (11)

•Orson Welles and Charlton Heston in Granada

Sun, December 19, 2010 (10)

•“We give up!"

Sun, December 19, 2010 (9)

•MIGUEL HERNANDEZ: CENTENARY OF A SOCIALIST POET

Sun, November 07, 2010 (8)

•GIBSON'S DESPERATION

Sun, November 07, 2010 (7)

•book burning

Sun, November 07, 2010 (6)

•LORCA POETRY PRIZE WINNERS

Thu, October 21, 2010 (5)

•The Lorca Centre

Wed, October 20, 2010 (4)

•Falangist Eyesore

Sun, September 12, 2010 (3)

•millennium

Sun, September 12, 2010 (2)

•lorca memorial concert

Sun, August 15, 2010 (1)

•islam, culture, and politics

Sun, August 15, 2010 (0)

 

The 46 entries listed in the column on the left appear on my blogsite on which I discuss past and contemporary aspects of the culture of Granada, including the life, times and works of the city’s most famous son, Federico Garcia Lorca.

 

 

Certain aspects are repeated, such as the delayed opening of the Lorca Centre (4, 16, 18, 38, 41) and the annual awarding of the Lorca Poetry Prize (5, 21, 39, 43, 45). You will find poems of three of the winners, with translations done by me (12, 13, 40, 44).

 

 

Issues related to current problems of infrastructure appear frequently: such as the airport (15, 27), the AVE High-Speed Train (29), the Metro (37).

 

 

The famous celebration of the Fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs each year on 2 January is dealt with twice (14. 28) as is the Falangist Eyesore in front of the Palacio Bib-Taubin (3, 20).

 

 

The failure to locate the poet’s corpse, victim of the nationalist repression, at Viznar is another ongoing theme (7, 9, 22, 23)on which there is still a lot to be said.

 

 

Popular Lorca fans like Patti Smith (32) and Joe Strummer (26) get a mention, not to forget the flamenco artist Estrella Morente (17). There are many other aspects of the cultural history of the city which are of interest to anyone who is fascinated by the city “where anything is possible”, Granada la bella – y la bestia.

 

Granada is famous of course for being the city of tapas.

Ian Gibson - feeling frustrated by repeated failures to locate the poet's remains at Viznar. Evidence indicates that Lorca was brought to Viznar, held at the finca known as the Colony overnight, and taken out at dawn to be shot. He was buried, but his remains are not to be found.

Is it art? Is its value transcendental, beyond questions of political ideology?

 

This statue erected to honour Jose Antonio and the Falangist Movement still stands in front of the Palacio Bib-Taubin.

 

The Right want it to stay there. The Left want to replace it with a statue in the memory of the flamenco singer Enrique Morente. Deadlock.

2013 was the year in which the founding of the city in 1013 marked Granada's millennium.

Every year on the 2 January the Fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabel, in 1492 is celebrated.

 

In recent years, this celebration has been used by the extreme Right as an ideological justification for a "new reconquest" - that is the "re-conquest" of Spain from Arab and African immigrants.

NEW! //blog.granadalabella.eu/#post49

THE CITY OF GRANADA/FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR POETRY

Plaza Nueva, Santa Ana church, and the Alhambra's Torre de la Vela

 

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