El paseo de Buster Keaton (Buster Keaton Takes a Walk)

ISBN: 978-84-935982-8-0
Big and Small Collection, number 7 / Spanish edition / 1st edition: November 2008 / 14,85 x 21 cm / 96 pages / bicoloured illustrations / hardcover with dust jacket / printed at Brizzolis, Madrid, Spain

Lorca called it «the most tender dialogue», and published it in Granada in 1928, in the Gallo (“Rooster”) magazine. It is the pure poetry the poet saw in the art of children, in the spectacle of the streets, in the simplicity of early cinema. This tiny little book is a small treasure that can be stored in your pockets.

Buster Keaton Takes a Walk (Lorca himself would call it “dialogue” or even “the most tender dialogue”) was published in Granada in 1928 on the second and last issue of the Gallo magazine. In July 1925, Federico wrote the following to his friend Melchor Fernández Almagro: “(…) I am writing strange dialogues, profound and superficially pure, and all end with a song. I have already finished ‘The Maiden, the Sailor, and the Student’, ‘The Mad Man and the Mad Woman’, ‘The Colonel Lieutenant of the Civil Guard’, ‘The Dialogue of the Bicycle from Philadelphia’ (…) Pure poetry. Bare. I think they are quite interesting. They are more universal [Lorca underlined this segment] than the rest of my work… (which, by the way, I do not find acceptable)”.

This is what Lorca said. Believe him! Buster Keaton Takes a Walk is an extraordinary text. Beyond death and love, or its impossibility, so brief and for this reason intensely reflected, this “miniature work” by Federico is a small treasure you can keep in your pockets.

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