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Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The Romancero gitano contains many references to the female body and the erotic desire that it awakens on being contemplated. Lorca begins and finishes the book with romances (ballads) in which he turns the moon into a woman who shows her breasts to a child and Prince Amnon, both of whom represent the prototype of the lovers of the goddess Diana: Endymion and Actaeon. In other ballads of the collection he reverts to the same erotic image of the moon and uses sexual euphemisms taken from popular lyric, as in the ballad of ‘La casada infiel’ and ‘Amnón y Thamar’, where, just before the rape, he introduces an erotic scene susceptible to being interpreted in various ways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-619
JournalHispanic Research Journal
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • ballads
  • biblical history
  • historia bíblica
  • incest
  • incesto
  • mitología
  • mythology
  • Poesía del 27
  • Poetry of the 1927 Generation
  • romancero
  • sexualidad
  • sexuality

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