García Lorca - Theory and Play Of The Duende.
" . . . the duende charges itself with creating suffering by means of a drama of living forms, and clears the way for an escape from the reality that surrounds us."
Less a theory than a working poet's admission of an ecstasy, Lorca's Duende describes the primitive experience of death, and that of death in all things, as a source of poetic energy prior to inspiration of either muse or angel.