This selection of Federico Garcia Lorca's poems in Spanish, with J.L. Gili's unassuming prose versions occupying the bottom third of each page, first appeared in 1960 but was never published in the United States. With its excellent introduction, it remains a perfect guide to Spain's greatest modern poet. It is ideal both for newcomers to Lorca and more advanced readers who are prepared to tackle the Spanish with Gili's expert assistance, without constant recourse to the dictionary.
J.L. Gili (1907-1998) lived in England from 1934. He was a scholar, publisher, bookseller, and translator of the Catalan poet Josep Carner's Nabi.