Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York


By Jerry Portwood

The gay Spanish poet is remembered for his time in the city

Portrait, 1932, Granada

The crash of the stock market and the beginning of the Great Depression clouded Lorca's initial admiration for "the boldest, most modern city in the world." On Black Thursday, he hurried to Wall Street: "I was lucky enough to see it with my own eyes," he wrote. "Several billion dollars were lost: a rabble of dead money that went sliding into the sea."

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