Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Felix Urabayen Guindo
Felix Urabayen Guindo (1883 - 1943) was a scarcely known writer, novelist and narrator; now seen as one of the best prose writers of the literary generation of pre-Spanish Civil War.
He was the most prominent figure of the Navarre narrative and the first third of the twentieth century. Formerly a teacher, his friendship with Manuel Azana led him to stand for election in 1936 and got the post of Minister of Culture.
After the Francoist uprising, he had to move to Madrid and took refuge in the Mexican Embassy. He was arrested and jailed until November 1940. The last two years of his life were spent in Pamplona, where he finished his Under the Navarran Oak , the work that would close his Basque - Navarrese tetralogy.