6 Oct, 2009 @ 11:15
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Lorca’s Family Overuled

THE views of Lorca’s family have been overruled after it was confirmed that the mass grave believed to contain his remains will be dug up shortly.

Officials have confirmed that the exhumation will begin in two to three weeks time, despite the celebrated poet’s family asking for the grave to be left in peace.

Descendants of three other men buried in the mass grave containing Lorca want to give their loved ones a proper burial.

Andalucian Regional government spokesman, Francisco Espinola told the Associated Press that the goal is not to determine Lorca’s remains, but to identify the other three.

The government should not “adopt a partial, individualized solution, which, by praising the memory of some condemns others to oblivion.”

However, the poet’s family have insisted that he should not be singled out for preferential treatment while many other families are still in the dark regarding the final resting place of their loved ones.

In a statement released they said that the government should not “adopt a partial, individualized solution, which, by praising the memory of some condemns others to oblivion.”

They also added that they want the entire area declared a formal resting ground.

For the past two weeks technicians from Granada University have been measuring and analysing the terrain in preparation of opening the mass grave.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Amidst all the endless publicity regarding Lorca´s assumed resting place, I find it very sad that the focus is constantly on his death rather than on his life and works. While I am aware of the sensitive issues surrounding the thousands of people who died tragically during the Civil War, in the specific case of Lorca it so often seems that his literary legacy has been overlooked. isn´t it time to have a celebration of his poetry and plays and make his work accessible to the generations both in Spain and abroad who know nothing of his works?

    • Since the Eastern editor Mark Roulston and his wife Mary returned to the UK, we have not had the sufficient resources to get the paper into the Alpujarras. None the less, the paper can always be found online and with plenty of Granada stories in it. And also we fully intend to return to the Granada area as soon as we can find the right individuals to help support the paper.

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