Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

Dec 1932–1933 María Teresa León
Travels to the Soviet Union and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, with a scholarship from the Junta de Ampliación de Estudios.
1933 Max Aub
Travels to the Soviet Union.
May 1933–Feb 1934 Ramón J. Sender
Travels to the Soviet Union. Disillusioned by the Anarchist movement in Spain, Sender is tempted by Communism, though he never joins the Party.
1934 María Teresa León
Returns to the Soviet Union with Rafael Alberti to attend the First Congress of Revolutionary Writers.
Apr 1937 José Ramón Arana
Journey to the Soviet Union on behalf of the Consejo de Aragón.
1939–1964 César M. Muñoz Arconada
Settles in the Soviet Union, where he lives for the rest of his life.
1940 César M. Muñoz Arconada
Director of the Spanish edition of the journal Literatura Soviética, where he publishes a large number of articles and poems.
1941 César M. Muñoz Arconada
Marries the exile María Cánovas.
1941 César M. Muñoz Arconada
Begins to work for the publishing house “Progress” in the foreign languages department.
1953 Rafael Alberti
Visits the Soviet Union as well as other Eastern European countries. Publishes Ora marítima in commemoration of the tri-millennium of the foundation of Cádiz, and exhibits commemorative drawings.
1957 Rafael Alberti
Further trips to the Soviet Union and Romania.
1964 Jorge Semprún
Is expelled from the Communist Party because of his heterodoxy.
1965 Rafael Alberti
Obtains the Lenin Peace Prize. Travels to Moscow to receive it. Translation of some of his work into Russian.
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