Person - Malraux, André (1901-1976)

Malraux, André (1901-1976)




Preferred form:

Malraux, André (1901-1976)

Fechas de existencia:

Paris  1901-11-03 - Valle del Marne (Francia)  1976-11-23


He was a French writer who came to Spain in May 1936 as a delegate of the International Association in Defense of Culture to participate in the II International Congress of Writers in Valencia. He participated in the Civil War supporting the Republican cause and headed the International Brigades air squadron. He wrote the novel "L'espoir", which is set during the Spanish Civil War and was later made into a film. The film was called "Sierra de Teruel" and had Max Aub as an assistant and author of the adapted script. The film was shot in Barcelona and Malraux had to leave the city shortly before the arrival of Franco's troops in January 1939. He never returned to Spain. Later, he became Minister of Culture in General de Gaulle's French government. He was awarded the Goncourt Prize for Literature.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Paris in 1901-11-03

Lugar de Defunción:

Valle del Marne (Francia) in 1976-11-23

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Biblioteca Nacional de España


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