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Max Aub

  • Max Aub © EFE

    Max Aub © EFE



Literature, Theatre



Date of birth

Jun 2, 1903

Date of death


"Novelist, playwright, poet, filmmaker and critic, a member of the Generation of ´27."

Born in Paris in 1903 to his French mother and German father, he has held up to four nationalities. A student in Valencia, his literary works began with his collaborations in publications like “Azor” and “La revista de Occidente”. An active member of literary discussions in both Madrid and Barcelona, coinciding with intellectuals such as Juan Gil- Albert or Joan Salvat-Papasseit. Collaborator with André Malraux in the production of the film “Sierra de Teruel”. After the Civil War and his imprisonment in concentration camps in France, he seeks exile in Mexico. There he writes for the papers “Nacional” and “Excelsior” and works as a screenwriter. Professor at the Film Academy in Mexico. In 1969 he returns to Spain and recovers part of his personal literary works, which were at the University of Valencia. He died in Mexico in 1972.

Essential works

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    The magic labyrinth

    This colossal project by the German-born writer Max Aub on the Spanish Civil War combines reality with fictitious events.

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    San Juan

    Against the backdrop of the Jewish question, the writer Max Aub aims this critique at human beings' crudeness and lack of solidarity.

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