The defining feature of Garcia Lorca’s work is the connection with national folklore sources. Remaining stable and close throughout the entire creative path of the poet, this connection acquired new forms at various stages.
In the early period Lorca was more inclined to the literary processing of folklore material and folk-poetic stylization. At the stage of maturity, he preferred the folkloric-mythological tradition, which he used to reflect the people’s worldview and create original mythopoetic pictures. An important factor in the poet’s creativity was the installation of an artistic experiment and the resulting sensitivity to the innovative searches of contemporaries, primarily to the aesthetic experience of the Surrealists.
Lorca believed that true poetry lurks in primitive and eternal, free from artificial adornments, joyfully tragic demon creativity duende, inhabiting the ancient sources of Spanish culture and the “blood stasis”. The native element of this demon – music, dance and poetry – live in the human body and, first of all, in the human voice.