A brief and for now, eclectic list of Lorca criticism, relevant literary theory, and historical material.
Hart, Stephen. “Peripheral Modernity in Lorca and Yeats.” [Rediscover bibliographical data.] Are Lorca and Yeats really peripheral to the “grand récit” of 20th century modernist art?
Nolan, Lisa. “A Politics of the Body: José Antonio Primo de Rivera’s Fascism and Federico García Lorca’s Benjaminian Response.” Modern Drama 50:1 (Spring 2007): 1-? [rediscover]. A very smart piece on ideology and the fascist (and anti-fascist) body. AND Nolan criticizes Graham and Labanyi’s complaint of “ambivalence” on Lorca’s part (in Spanish Cultural Studies: an Introduction). Nolan: FGL’s response to fascism is Benjaminian: “subtle, yet direct, apparently disengaged, yet conscious and fluid; and seemingly compromising, yet compelling in its uncompromising trajectory” (2). See the comments on Yerma as “Benjaminian response to the fascist aestheticization of politics” (4). Important: Benjamin’s essay talks about the (fascist) aestheticization of alienation from the body, self-alienation, self-destruction. This is where Lorca’s work intervenes.
Bonnadio, Federico. A companion to Federico García Lorca. Boydell and Brewer, 2007
In e-format on JSTOR. See an informative review.
Talens, Jenaro. El sujeto vacío. Universitat de València / Cátedra, 2000. Includes an interesting chapter on Lorca, in the framework of the constitution of the lyric “I.” Has been well reviewed and would be worth reading.
Tyler, Daniel James. Federico García Lorca’s ‘impossible’ theatre, staged. Thesis U of Birmingham (UK), 2011. Interesting discussion, worth reading.
Villanueva, Darío. Imágenes de la ciudad. Poesía y cine de Whitman a Lorca. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid, 2007.
Wright, Sara. The Trickster-Function in the Theatre of García Lorca. Tamesis, 2000. This book looks really smart and useful on the “impossible” or unstageable theatre, and I think it would be important to get hold of.