THREE TRAGEDIES. Translated by James Graham-Luján and Richard L. O'Connell
García Lorca, Federico.
Harmondsworth, London: New Directions Book, 1961. First edition 212p., wrps. New Paperback here in the authorized translation by James Graham-Luján and Richard L. O'Connell. This is a play of the workings of tremendous passions and tribal ritual toward an inescapable tragic end. Yerma. "The whole tragic burden of Yerma is measured by the deepening of her struggle with the problem of frustrated motherhood." The House of Bernarda Alba. Again about "women whom love moves to tragedy," Bernarda Alba tells of the repression of five daughters by a domineering mother, of how their natural spirits circumvent her but bring violence and death. (Item ID: 166502)