Lorca manuscript discovered

January 12, 2011

Detail from Lorca's manuscript for Oficina y denuncia. Photograph: Moldenhauer Archive, Library of Congress

Renowned Lorca scholar Christopher Maurer–editor of the poet’s Collected Poemswas doing research in the music division of the Library of Congress when he came across a manuscript of one of the poems of Poet in New York, including a set of previously unknown verses. The Guardian has the goods:

“It was extraordinary to find, in the US, the original of one of the central poems in Poet in New York,” the professor continued, adding that he “was charmed to think of Lorca, who was a brilliant pianist, keeping archival company with so many great composers”.

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