Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
1 Life 2 List of novels 3 Screenplays 4 See also 5 References 6 External links
He was born in Serantes, Ferrol, Galicia, and received his first
education there, subsequently attending the universities of Santiago
de Compostela and Oviedo.
Although primarily a novelist, he also published journalism, essays,
and plays. His career as a writer began in Oviedo, but developed
largely in Madrid.
After moving around frequently in the later 1920s and early 1930s,
including a period in Paris, he returned to
The Presentation of the sculpture in honour of Gonzalo, in the Café
Despite his affiliation to the Falangists, from 1939, when he returned
to Santiago to take up a university post, he increasingly distanced
himself from the party. He joined in protests in
favour of striking Asturian miners in 1962, and was expelled from his
teaching post at the university as a result. In the mid-1960s he had a
number of problems with government censors.
Javier Mariño (1943) El golpe de estado de Guadalupe Limón (1946) Ifigenia (1950) Los Gozos y Las Sombras: El Señor llega (1957) - , Donde da la vuelta el aire (1960), La Pascua triste (1962). Novel prize of the Fundación Juan March Don Juan (1963) Off-Side (1968) La Saga/Fuga de J.B. (1972) - Critics' Prize and City of Barcelona Prize Fragmentos de Apocalipsis (1977) La isla de los jacintos cortados (1980) - National Literature Prize Dafne y ensueños (1982) Quizá nos lleve el viento al infinito (1984) La princesa durmiente va a la escuela (1985) La rosa de los vientos (1985) Yo no soy yo, evidentemente (1987) Filomeno, a mi pesar (1988) - Planet Prize Crónica del rey pasmado (1989) Las islas extraordinarias (1991) La muerte del decano (1992) La novela de Pepe Ansúrez (1994) La boda de Chon Recalde (1995) Los años indecisos (1997) Doménica (1999)
See also University of Santiago de Compostela References
^ unearthing Franco's Legacy, p.15
Official site giving biographical and bibliographical material about Torrente Ballester and a good collection of images. Torrente Ballester at in Spanish language giving biographical and bibliographical information.
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