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Abstract

This essay examines the oppressive socio-political environment of early twentieth century Spain and its position on homosexuality. Confronted with marginalization and the constraints of the traditionally conservative society in which he lives, the homosexual poet, Federico García Lorca, finds refuge in his poetry. The poems Oficina y Denuncia andOda a Walt Whitman from the collection, Poeta en Nueva York, become the poet’s rebellion against the Spanish cultural norms as he assumes the role of spokesperson of the homosexual culture.

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