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A Background To Spanish Political History

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In the elections of June 1931 it was presented by Sevilla in a bid led by Ramon Franco and which contained, among others, Blas Infante. He was proclaimed deputy in October 1931 and joined parliament in a group of little real power but is noted for his opposition to the government, formed by Ramon Franco, Angel Samblancat, Sediles Salvador, Rodrigo Soriano, Eduardo Ortega y Gasset, Barriobero Eduardo, Juan Botella Asensi and Joaquin Perez Madrigal, a group that became known as “feral.” In 1933 he played in the Communist Party, which ran in the general election held this year to abandon in 1934. During the war he again approached the Communist Party and worked as a journalist in the Working World. In 1937 he was appointed judge of the Third Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court, based first in Valencia and then Barcelona. In late April 1939 took the road to exile, by the Catalan border, heading to London, where he worked as a translator for several companies and was an editor for the Spanish service of BBC. He worked in the press in Argentina and Mexico, and also in the leading journal of the Spanish exile the Spains. He played in the English section of the Republican Left party, which arrived to chair the Association of London.

In 1952 he was appointed director in London of the Republican Government in exile, a post he held for ten years. On his return to Spain, in late 1970, he worked as a translator and worked in several newspapers and magazines like Index and notebooks for Dialogue. Among his numerous works, addition to the above, include: Poetry: Beginnings (1910), De la Tierruca (mountain poems) (1912), Laughter of Hope (1914), For the love of Spain and the Idea, Odes to fight against Franco and their hosts (1956), My 13 favorite poems (1964) and On the banks of the Thames (poems of exile) (2005). Novel: A stone of the Virgin (1932). Theatre: Narvaez rules here! (1936), The Song of Irrigation (1936), The headquarters of the Mountain (1936), The front of Extremadura (1936) and Pioneer (1936). Essay: The problem of land in Spain and in the world (1952) and Three poets of Spain. Rosalia de Castro, Federico Garcia Lorca, Antonio Machado (1957).

And, as the pioneer of social poetry: “In Spain, as elsewhere, continue to defend, to the extent of my strength, the ideal of a liberal and democratic Republic to advance almost to a humanistic socialism, which was precisely the ideal of Francisco Giner de los Rios teacher who seems increasingly venerable. “Francisco Arias Solis The future is won, gaining freedom.


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