Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1902 Josep Carner
Aged eighteen, obtains a degree in Law. Enric Prat de la Riba, president of the Mancomunitat, introuduces him to the Catalan newspaper La Veu de Catalunya.
1903–1905 Josep Carner
Edits the journal Catalunya.
1904 Josep Carner
Aged 20, obtains a degree in Philosophy and Letters.
1904–1914 Josep Carner
Writes for and edits the journals Montserrat and La Atlántida.
1907–1908 Josep Carner
Edits the journal Empori.
1915 Josep Carner
Marries Carmen de Ossa, a Chilean with whom he has two children: Anna Maria and Josep.
1917 Josep Carner
Prat de la Riba places him at the helm of l'Editorial Catalana, founded this year, which develops a Catalan encyclopedia.
1925 Josep Carner
Publishes one of his most important poetic works, El cor quiet.
1928 Roberto Gerhard
Returned to Barcelona
1928–1933 Josep Carner
Writes for La Publicitat and El Sol.
1936 Alfonso Rodríguez Castelao
Re-elected as a candidate for the Frente Popular. Campaigns in favour of the Galician Statute of Autonomy, which is approved in June 1936. He is in Madrid when the military coup occurs, moving to Valencia and then to Barcelona.
1936–1939 (Juan de Lara) Alvaro Fernández Suárez
Goes to Geneva as government representative to the League of Nations as part of the panel of experts charged with imposing sanctions on Italy. Becomes commercial attaché to the Spanish Embassy in Rome, where he is held hostage by a group of falangists. The Republican Government moves him to Paris, and then to Madrid during the first days of the siege. Spends the war following the Republican government from Madrid to Valencia and then to Barcelona.
Jun 1936 Mercè Rodoreda
Begins to work for the Commisariat de Propaganda of the Catalonian Government.
15 Oct 1940 Execution of Lluís Companys.
1956 Alejandro Casona
Travels to Europe. Crosses the border to Barcelona for the first time since the Civil War to visit his father.
1963 Josep Carner
Performance of El Ben Cofat i l'Altre at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona.
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