Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Theory and Play of the Duende

GarcĂ­a 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.

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