The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell

The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell (Hardcover)

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A modern Spanish masterpiece by one of the most extraordinary novelists of our time

About the Author


Carlos Rojas is a novelist, an art historian, and since the age of fifty a creator of visual works of art. He was born in Barcelona and came to the United States as a young man. In 1960 he joined the faculty of Emory University, where he is now Charles Howard Candler Professor of Spanish Emeritus. He has received numerous important Spanish literary prizes, including the Premio Nadal. He lives in Atlanta, GA. Edith Grossman has translated into English many works by major Latin American and Peninsular writers, garnering an array of awards and honors.

Praise for The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell…


“The richness of Rojas’s writing isn’t random creativity; it’s rooted in a deep and insightful knowledge of his subject, making the book exceptional.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Mr. Rojas includes a number of shrewd homages to his subject, from echoes of poems to the kind of story-within-a-story structures that Lorca used in his dramas. But more important, this moving tribute cuts to the heart of the dichotomy of the poet's troubled immortality.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal
-Sam Sacks

“In Carlos Rojas' splendid and wildly creative novel, The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell, the dead writer watches his last, fateful days replayed in a private theater in the underworld. . . as intelligent and audacious a meditation on art, fate and mortality as anyone could hope to read.” —Los Angeles Times

Product Details ISBN-10: 0300167768
ISBN-13: 9780300167764
Published: Yale University Press, 04/01/2013
Pages: 224
Language: English