• Yerma

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    ISBN: 9780713683264
    Title: Yerma

    One of Lorca's best known plays tells the story of a young
    peasant wife in rural Spain whose sole conscious desire is to
    embody what she regards as the natural, moral and social laws
    governing her life as a woman in motherhood. The tragedy of
    Yerma, which literally means 'barren', in this powerful and
    emotive drama, is that she remains childless and so is denied the
    dignity and the emotional fulfilment which traditionally only the
    role of mother could bring. The frustration of Yerma's maternal
    instinct, the only acceptable channel for her sexuality in her
    repressive society, leads her through humiliation and despair to
    an erosion of her whole personality which culminates at the end
    of the play in violence and death.
    It is not only the strong feminist theme that accounts for the
    play's great popular appeal today. With the highly charged
    emotion are blended poetic imagery and lyricism which haunt the
    imagination of modern audiences as much as those of fifty years
    ago when Lorca was murdered. Spanish text with facing-page
    translation, introduction and notes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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