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Francisco Ayala

Francisco Ayala, Spanish author. Married Etelvina Silva, 1931; 1 child. Recipient National Critics' prize, 1972, National Literature prize, 1983, National Spanish Letters prize, 1988, Cervantes prize, 1991. Member Spanish Royal Academy.

Background

  • Ayala, Francisco was born on March 16, 1906 in Granada, Spain. Exiled from Spain to Argentina, 1939-1950, Puerto Rico, 1950-1958, New York, 1958-1966, Chicago, 1966-1973.

  • Education

    • Degree in law, University Madrid, Spain, 1929. Doctorate, University Madrid, Spain, 1931.

    Career

    • Professor law University Madrid, Spain, 1932-1935. Diplomat Government of Spain, 1937. Professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, New York University, University Chicago.

      United States representative to United Nations Educational.

    Major achievements

    • Married Etelvina Silva, 1931.

    Works

    • Muertes de Perros
    • Un punto de vista moral preside la obra de este autor, siempre preocupadp por la condicion del hombre en el mundo, al que presenta con un marcado pesimismo, inmerso en una profunda crisis espiritual.

    Membership

    Member Spanish Royal Academy.

    Connections

    • Married Etelvina Silva, 1931.
    • spouse: Etelvina Silva
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    Born March 16, 1906
    Died November 3, 2009
    (aged 103)
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    • 1929
      University Madrid
    • 1931
      University Madrid
    • 1932 - 1935
      Professor, law University Madrid
      Spain
    • 1937
      diplomat Government of Spain