29 Nov, 2012 @ 16:21
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Spain’s €10,000 poetry book


A rare and valuable first edition of Federico Lorca’s debut Impresiones y Paisajes fetched an incredible €9,380 at Bonhams auctioneers in London this month.

The success of the book, written during a journey through Castile, Leon and Galicia in 1916 and 1917 – and financed by his father – allowed Lorca to become a full-time writer.

But Lorca did not like it and, as reported in the Olive Press, unhappy with slow sales he destroyed as many copies as he could find.

Here, Irish Hispanist Ian Gibson reviews the book, Sketches of Spain, an English translation of this ground-breaking work to be released by leading book website Books4Spain next month.

James Bryce

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