Some of the most important Spanish writers of the 20th century—such as Luis Cernuda, Miguel Delibes, Luis de Unamuno, Benito Pérez Galdós, Antonio Machado, Pío Baroja, José Bergamín, and Miguel de Unamuno—created a school of poetry known as the Generation of 1927. The Generation of 1927 broke new ground in poetry, developing novel forms of narrative, humor, and lyricism. The work of both Cernuda and Delibes was widely published in Mexico.
His novels deal with social topics like the rise of nationalism in Spain, the influence of the United States in the Spanish Civil War, and the relationship between artists and the ruling class. In El gran momento de Mary Tribune, he addresses the economic and social crisis of the 1970s and the political corruption of the Franco dictatorship. He is also the author of a number of biographies of such celebrities as Antonio Machado, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Cervantes, Ramón Lull, and Federico García Lorca. He was a member of the Republican Left of Catalonia and later of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. He served as director of the arts department of the city of Madrid.
His novel Diario de una noche de verano (translated as The Diary of a Summer Night) was a tale of two lovers in a remote seaside town. The manuscript was delivered to the publisher six months after the writer's death on 10 October 1974 in Madrid. The novel was published in Spain in 1978 by Plaza y Janés.
About the author: Eugenio Dittborn was born on 9 April 1921 in Madrid. He studied literature at the Complutense University and graduated in 1946. His first novel Tormenta de verano won the Premio Biblioteca Breve in 1959. He won the Premio Herralde in 1960 for La llamada 827ec27edc