Laffranque, Marie

Marie Laffranque

Researcher and Hispanist, author of numerous articles and books on García Lorca that had a profound academic and literary influence. During Franco’s regime, her French house was a refuge for Marxist thinkers and Spanish anarchists persecuted by the dictatorship. She was born in 1921 in Saint Marcel, in the Gascon Occitania, and died on July […]

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Osorio, Marta (Josefina Garrido)

Marta Osorio

Researcher, actress and writer, mainly of children’s books, was born in Granada on February 29, 1924, and died in the same city on August 3, 2016. Due to a series of fortuitous and tragic circumstances she was the recipient of the legacy of the also writer and journalist Agustín Penón, which contains the unfinished manuscripts, […]

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Yourcenar, Marguerite (Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour)

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour, real name of the Belgian novelist, playwright and translator Marguerite Yourcenar, was born in Brussels on June 8, 1903, and died in the state of Maine, United States, on December 17, 1987. In the spring of 1960 she traveled to Granada with her friend Grace Jones in search of information that […]

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Molina Fajardo, Eduardo

Eduardo Molina Fajardo

Journalist and writer of Falangist ideology born in Granada on November 14, 1914, he was in charge of several newspapers during the Franco regime. He is the author of The Last Days of García Lorca, a documented study on the circumstances of the assassination of Federico García Lorca, which he never finished. The book, reconstructed […]

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García Pérez, Juan de Loxa

Juan de Loxa

Poet, visual artist, radio creator, editor and cultural agitator linked to the Beat Generation, to May ’68 and continuator of the avant-garde spirit represented by the Generation of ’27. He was born in Loja (Granada) on April 23, 1944 and died in Madrid on December 15, 2017. His visual and unruly poetry links with the […]

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Couffon, Claude

Claude Couffon. Foto: El País

French poet, Hispanist, translator, academic and professor at the Sorbonne University. He was one of the great scholars of the life and work of Federico García Lorca, the first to investigate his murder and to conclude that the poet was buried in the Barranco de Víznar along with hundreds of others shot in the early […]

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Brenan, Gerald (Edward Fitzgerald Brenan)

Gerald Brenan

British writer and Hispanist. He wrote several books about Spain and in one of them he included his research on the murder of Federico García Lorca. He was born in Malta in 1894, under the name of Edward Fitzgerald Brenan, son of a British Army officer and an Irish mother. During his childhood he lived […]

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Penón, Agustín

Agustín Penon.

Writer and journalist born in Barcelona but of American nationality who lived in Costa Rica and the United States. His parents went into exile shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War in Spain and settled in Costa Rica. A niece of his would later marry the country’s president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar […]

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Mora Guarnido, José

José Mora Guarnido

Spanish writer and journalist. He was one of the founders of the literary gathering El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda in Granada. He was a friend of Federico García Lorca and the rest of the members of the tertulia that marked a silver era in the culture of Granada in the twenties. The dictatorship of Primo […]

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García Lorca, Francisco

Federico and Francisco (right) García Lorca.

Spanish writer, diplomat and professor. Brother of Federico García Lorca, he belonged to the El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda, along with many other artists from Granada at the time. He was born in 1902 in Fuente Vaqueros. He is the second son of Don Federico García Rodríguez and Doña Vicenta Lorca. Between Federico and […]

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Auclaire, Marcelle

Marcelle Auclair

French Hispanist born in Montluçon, in 1899, and friend, biographer and translator of Lorca. She spent her childhood in Chile. In 1926, she moved to France where she married the French writer, journalist and press magnate, member of the Resistance during the German invasion, Jean Prouvost (1901-1944). She was a friend of Federico Garcia Lorca […]

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