Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1930 Manuel Altolaguirre
Launches the poetry journal Poesía.
Mar–May 1939 Virgilio Botella Pastor
Stays in Paris at the home of a Republican Spanish aristocrat and artist.
1945–1952 Jorge Semprún
Has different jobs, mainly as a translator for UNESCO.
1945–1961 Arturo Serrano Plaja
Lives in Paris.
Aug 1946–1948 María Zambrano
Travels to Paris, where her mother has died. She fosters her sister, who has been tortured by the Gestapo and whose husband has been killed by the Francoist authorities after being extradited by the Gestapo. Becomes friends with Malraux, Sartre, Beauvoir, Char, Camus, Bergamín and the publisher and bookseller Juan Soriano.
Jun–Oct 1958 Eduardo Blanco Amor
First trip to Spain after the war. He travels to Europe on behalf of the University of La Plata and the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes to establish relationships with a number of European cultural centres.
1961 Ramón J. Sender
Travels to Europe for the first time since the civil war. Teaches at the University of Southern California.
1965–1966 Tomás Segovia
Works for several publishing companies.
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