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In several meetings with journalists, Lorca took the opportunity to highlight the singular importance of his childhood in the countryside. In particular, in an interview with José R. Luna that appeared on May 10, 1934 in the Crítica newspaper of Buenos Aires he plunges into the years spent in the Vega of Granada. “I love the land,” Lorca says. I feel bound to it in all my emotions. My most distant memories as a child have a taste of the land. The land, the countryside, have done great things in my life. The bugs of the earth, the animals, the peasant people, have suggestions that reach very few. I grasp them now with the same spirit of my childhood years. Otherwise I would not have been able to write Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding). This love of the land introduced me to the first artistic work. It is a brief story worth telling.” Lorca refers to the appearance of a Roman mosaic at finca de Daimuz (Daimuz estate), near Valderrubio. It was, he said, “my first artistic discovery”.

Daimuz Farmhouse, Lorca’s father’s country estate, where he spent moments of his childhood.
Daimuz Farmhouse, Lorca’s father’s country estate, where he spent moments of his childhood.