"Culturally, the Republic lives and breathes today

as lived and breathed since. Franco won the war

on the battlefield, but lost it in the field

of culture. The best evidence that has survived

republican culture is we're talking about it;

however, the triumphalist rhetoric and pseudo-Christian

of Franco and the ashes are not. "

Roberto Ruiz.


The novelist Roberto Ruiz belongs to the younger generation of exile, along with others like Clement Airó, Faith Francisco Alvarez, Ricardo Bastida, Manuel Lamana ... Cooperated in the work of The Spains most prestigious magazine of exile. Presence in the journal coincides with Francisco González Aramburo, Carlos Blanco, Innocent Burgos, Manuel Duran, A. Pal, Tomás Segovia, Claudio Esteva Fabregat, Ramon Luis Rius Xirau, among others. It also assists in the journal Dialogue, and then you would in Ínsula and grouse. "My characters are simple people-Roberto Ruiz confesses, imprisoned within their own limits or those of their circumstances. My subjects are almost always negative: illness, old age, poverty, boredom, injustice, lies, imprisonment. Why the pessimism? Because to write you have to think, and thinking much just thinking wrong. "

Roberto Ruiz, was born in Madrid in 1925. He was a child, when General Franco rebelled against the legitimate power of the Republic. He was forced to leave Spain with his parents and siblings before the war ended. Arrival in Mexico in 1939. "Who would have happened as I was by the refugee camps of France and hazardous adventure of Santo Domingo had to confront once again the specter of endless emigration Roberto Ruiz told us, the perpetual foreigners and whether it would be this the normal condition of our species, if we would not be reliving all, in the secular, the uprooting of Paradise. " In Mexico, he studied first in Spanish schools, later, at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National Autonomous University, where his Ph.D. thesis with the ethics of Saint-Exupéry, in 1952. He moved to America where he works as a professor of language and literature. In his later years working as a teaching professor emeritus of Spanish at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, alternating teaching literary work.

Roberto Ruiz in 1954 published his first book of stories schemes. His first novel spaces without walls, to be the title to the verse "... but squares and plazas and other places without walls", appears in 1960 and is a plea militarism. In 1964 he published the novel The last oasis, which examines the tragedy of the lives of children, women and old Spanish Republicans in French concentration camps and in which there is also a partly autobiographical. In 1970 the novel is unrelenting Judges is a denunciation of the atrocities and barbarities of war, a chronicle of injustice and an allegory of chaos. After publishing the novel Paradise closed, open sky (1977), in which, without completely abandoning the symbol of exile, denounces with irony and humor the automation and alienation of modern man. In 1984 he published a novella under the title: Against the dying light, and finally in 2005 the novel is trial and conviction of the man again. And as said by Max Aub, on one occasion: "You're the same! I have always believed in you! " Android app