Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (June 13, 1910 - January 27, 1999) was a Galician writer in Spanish language. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) He was born in Serantes, Ferrol, Galicia, and received his first education there, subsequently attending the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Oviedo. This article refers to Ferrol Galicia For other uses see Ferrol (disambiguation. This article refers to Ferrol Galicia For other uses see Ferrol (disambiguation. Galicia (occasionally Galiza) is an autonomous community in northwest Spain. The University of Santiago de Compostela ( Galician: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spanish: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) is Oviedo ( Asturian: Uviéu is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain.
Although primarily a novelist, he also published journalism, essays, and plays. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story His career as a writer began in Oviedo, but developed largely in Madrid. Oviedo ( Asturian: Uviéu is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain.
After moving around frequently in the later 1920s and early 1930s, including a period in Paris, he returned to Spain and linked himself to Franco's Falange party in order to save his own life and that of his family. The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (born December 4, 1892 in Ferrol, died November 20, 1975 in Madrid This article is about the Spanish political party For the Lebanese Phalange see the Kataeb Party. His first novel, Javier Mariño, appeared in 1943, and he continued to publish novels almost until his death, receiving major prizes for some of them. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Despite his affiliation to the Falangists, Torrente Ballester always promoted relatively leftist ideas, and from 1939, when he returned to Santiago to take up a university post, he increasingly distanced himself from the party. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 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. The Principality of Asturias ( Spanish: Principado de Asturias, Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies or Asturies) is an Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In the mid-1960s he had a number of problems with government censors. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
He left Spain for a post at the State University of New York at Albany in 1966, and remained there until 1970. The University at Albany State University of New York, commonly known as the University at Albany is a Public university located in the capital of New Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After his return to Spain, he was increasingly celebrated: In 1975 he was elected member of the Real Academia Española, and was awarded the premier Spanish literary prize, the Cervantes Prize, in 1985. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Real Academia Española (“Royal Spanish Academy” the RAE, is the official royal institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language Premio Miguel de Cervantes (the Miguel de Cervantes Prize is awarded annually to honor the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)
Immediately after his death a foundation was set up to protect, study and disseminate his work. The name of this foundation is Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.