Love and Resistance
Tuesday, March 28, 6 PM – 8 PM
Enitharmon Editions, 10 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Join us for an evening of ‘dark love’ and resistance with poet and translator JANE DURAN and author LEO ZEILIG
FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA (1898-1936), wrote The Tamarit Diván and the Sonnets of Dark Love in the last years of his life. Both books were published posthumously and explore passionate love. The setting for The Divan is the poet’s Granada, while the Sonnets are a solitary, intimate voice speaking to one person. In translating these powerful poems, Jane Duran and Gloria Garcia Lorca have tried to remain as close as possible to Lorca’s words and to his emotional and sensuous intensity.
Set between London and Harare in the present day, the novel follows up a group of quasi-revoluntionaries who are fighting against Mugabe’s dictatorship and in favour of Socialist policies. It is a novel about hope, fear and failure, and how fighting for an all-consuming cause can forge some relationships but ruin others.