The Crime Was in Granada Summary
Antonio Machado

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The Crime Was in Granada Summary

Antonio Machado's poem “The Crime Was in Granada” is about a real historical event, the murder of the Spanish writer Federico García Lorca on July 18, 1936. Lorca was killed at the onset of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1937); it was a murder almost certainly politically motivated in part. The poem was first published in memory of Lorca in the newspaper Ayuda on October 17, 1936.

Lorca is said to have been killed by supporters of...

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