Homosexualidad y metaautores del teatro neoyorquino de García Lorca

Translated title of the contribution: Homosexuality and meta-authors in García Lorca's New York theater

Luis Pascual Cordero Sánchez

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    Instead of allowing silence to repress them, some gay writers are currently opting to come out of the closet. Earlier eras witnessed timid attempts-for instance Federico García Lorca's New York works-in which homosexuality is displayed more explicitly than in his previous works. In these plays, Lorca uses three meta-authors to show off his sexual preoccupations: Perlimplín, the Youth, and the Director. The three characters share the strategy of presenting an author, like Lorca himself, inside the play with certain homosexual traits, shown as a projection of the empirical gay author's sexual dilemmas. One concludes that his biography, the turn towards more avant-garde attitude, and the displacement towards an opening or acceptance of his homosexuality, led him to a partial coming out of the closet. This is disguised in the homosexuality of the meta-authors, who are the protagonists of the plays written during his stay in America.
    Translated title of the contributionHomosexuality and meta-authors in García Lorca's New York theater
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)143-161
    Number of pages18
    JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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