Over at Adrian McKinty's always excellent The Psychopathology of Everyday Life blog (http://adrianmckinty.blogspot.com/), they, or I suppose I should say we, have been discussing the recent exhumation of the bones of Garcia Lorca from the mass grave in which he was buried with many more of his compatriots.
It's interesting in this connection that I have just read recently of another Spanish literary light of that era in the latest issue of Tin House, which has the theme of "The Political Future". (Great issue, by the way--full of essays and reflections from all the current literati you'd care to read.) Mark Statman writes of the erasure of the work of poet Jose Maria Hinojosa, a member of the Franco faction who was murdered in prison only days after Lorca himself was killed. Statman himself finds himself at odds with Hinojosa's politics, but is disturbed that the literary work of this man, which was not political, has vanished from our view. You can read his full if brief essay on the subject here:
It's not so easy, see?
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