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Federico had been determined for a long time to publish his three finished books at the same time: Suites, Canciones (Songs) and Poema del cante jondo (Poem of the Deep Song). Emilio Prados managed to get Lorca to give him the three books of poems for publication, but a typographical incident put paid to the project. Typos in a contribution to the first issue made Lorca indignant and he reproached Prados for not having proofed them before publication. Prados returned the manuscripts to Federico together with a typed copy and insisted that he correct them. He also asked him to publish the Romancero (Ballads), but Federico, once again, wanted to delay it.