Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Location

Mexico City

Significant Events

1939 Rafael Giménez Siles
Exiled in Mexico, where he remains for the rest of his life. He establishes the E.D.I.A.P.S.A. (Edición y Distribución Iberoamericana de Publicaciones S.A.) publishing house, and the Librerías Cristal chain of bookshops.
1939–1954 Maruxa Vilalta
Arrives in Mexico City, where the family remains. Maruxa adopts Mexican nationality in 1940. She attends school, including six years at the Liceo francés, and studies Spanish Literature at the UNAM.
1939–1962 Pere Calders
He spends 23 years in Mexico, writing some of his best works during this time. Works in Mexico City as a graphic designer for the publishing company Union Tipográfica Editorial Hispanoamericana (UTEHA) and writes regularly for exile journals: Quaderns de l'Exili, Lletres, La Nova Revista, Pont Blau, Fascicles Literaris. Marries Rosa Artís and has three children.
23 Jun 1939 Paulino Masip
Arrives in Mexico on board the ship Sinaia.
Jul 1939–Sep 1963 Paulino Masip
Settles in Mexico, where he spends the rest of his life.
1940 Foundation of ARE in Mexico. Creation of the Academia Hispano-Mexicana and Colegio Madrid.
1940–1950 Paulino Masip
Publishes articles in several journals founded by exiles: Romance, Litoral, España Peregrina and Las Españas.
1942 Pere Calders
Wins the Premi Concepció Rabell de narrativa dels Jocs Florals de la Llengua Catalana, held in Mexico City, for Memories especials, later incorporated into Cròniques de la veritat oculta.
1952 León Felipe
Reading of the first version of Felipe's Otelo.
Mar 1953 León Felipe
Performance of Felipe's No es cordero... que es cordera with sponsorship from the Patronato del Teatro Universitario.
1954 María Luisa Algarra
Los años de prueba awarded a prize at the Concurso Nacional de Teatro.
1955 Juan Miguel de Mora
Mora's Ariel y Calibán (unpublished), performed at the Teatro Ródano.
1955 León Felipe
Performance of Felipe's Macbeth o el asesino del sueño at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, directed by Gorostiza.
1956 Juan Miguel de Mora
Performance of Un hombre de otro mundo and El pájaro cantor at the Teatro de la Rotonda.
1956 Juan Miguel de Mora's Un hombre de otro mundo and El pájaro cantor vuelve al hogar (both unpublished) performed at the Teatro de la Rotonda.
Feb 1957 Juan Miguel de Mora
Mora directs his Los héroes no van al frente (unpublished) at the Teatro de los Compositores de México.
1958 Paco Ignacio Taibo (I)
Leaves Spain for Mexico City with his wife, Maricarmen, and son Paco Ignacio, stopping in New York and Havana on the way. He witnesses the last days of the Batista government in Cuba.
1961 Juan Miguel de Mora
Mora's Una cruz para cada hombre (Espartaco) (unpublished) performed at the Teatro Xola.
1968 León Felipe
Felipe dies.
1999 Paco Ignacio Taibo (I)
Gives up editing the cultural section of daily newspaper El Universal de México after many years of service.
27 Nov 2000 Maruxa Vilalta
1 9 1 0 performed at the El Granero theatre, supported by the Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes through the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución Mexicana and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
20 Apr 2001 Maruxa Vilalta
A second season of performances of 1 9 1 0 begins at the Centro Nacional de las Artes, in the Salvador Novo theatre.
2004 María Luisa Algarra
Sombra de alas staged at the Foro de Casa de Teatro.
18 May 2007 Maruxa Vilalta
Con vista a la bahía performed at the El Granero theatre.
3 Sep 2007 Maruxa Vilalta
Repeat performance of Con vista a la bahía at the Centro Cultural Helénico, La Gruta theatre.
2011 Maruxa Vilalta
Awarded Premio Nacional de Literatura
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