Identity Of Lorca’s Lover Is Revealed

Federico Garcia Lorca (pictured) is one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. The identity of the lover to whom Lorca wrote passionate verse in his final year has been a mystery ever since the poet’s assassination during the Spanish civil war. But now, more than 70 years later, his name has finally emerged. The art critic and journalist Juan Ramírez de Lucas kept a box of mementoes of their year-long passionate relationship, including a previously unseen poem and a diary, hidden away throughout his life. He handed the box to his sister shortly before his death in 2010. This is big news, although perhaps not as juicy as the possibility that Lorca had an affair with painter Salvador Dali.

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