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Monday, February 17, 2014


“Concluyamos. Todo son variaciones sobre un mismo, único y poderoso tema central: el amor que no se atreve a decir su nombre, el amor oscuro que arde en el corazón del adolescente”

That is the perfect quote (Miguel García-Posada) for demonstrating how Lorca critics want to find a single theme in Lorca's work. This theme is always homosexuality, the love that dare not speak its name, the dark love burning in the heart of the adolescent.

Of course, this is a central problem for Lorquian hermeneutics, but it will not do to call this a central, self-identical, and powerful all-explaining them.

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