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I Know It When I See It: Lorca’s Theory and Play of the Duende

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Duende—What It’s Not: Manfred Mann, “Doo Wah Diddy” Though he has a voice and understands style, Manfred Mann probably didn’t understand the theory and play of Lorca’s duende (which might explain why, though being forerunners of the British Invasion, the band never managed to eclipse The Beatles. The White Album has duende—Quinn the Eskimo, though a great song…not so much.) So what is this ephemeral duende that Lorca believes makes a piece of writing truly spring to life? The duende of writing seems to fall into that category where a person tries to categorize an observable fact, event, or quality, when the thing that they’re...

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