TEA_09-102

The poet situates the work in Granada, indeed, he subtitles it Poema granadino del novecientos…(Granada Poem of the Nineteenth Century) Specifically, the story is told from a typical house of the Albaicín, an ideal dwelling for the poet in Granada. He evokes in it the Alhambra, the Puerta de Elvira (Gate of Elvira), with its manolas (women in a procession), “…las que se van a la Alhambra [those who are going to the Alhambra], / las tres y las cuatro solas…” [the three and four alone…”]. It is a criticism of the vulgar, corny and hermetic atmosphere of the Granada petty bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is, aesthetically, a romantic vision of the city. It is a reflection on the city of the past, of his childhood and, above all, of the intrahistory of his family. This work reflects like no other the poet’s complex relationship with Granada.