Juan Marinello Vidaurreta

THE voice of the President of the delegation HISPANOAMERICANA Juan Marinello Vidaurreta was part of the delegation, along with Nicolas Guillen and Alejo Carpentier, who attended the II Congress of writers, convened by the International Alliance of antifascist intellectuals, which gathered in Valencia, in July 1937, Jose Bergamin, Corpus Barga, Antonio Machado, Pablo Neruda, Fernando de los Rios, Ramon J. SenderVicente Huidobro, Carlos Pellicer, Jose Mancisidor, Octavio Paz, Elena Garro, Rafael Gonzalez Tunon, Ilia Ehrenburg, Bertolt Brecht, Anna Seghers, Ernest Hemingway, Heinrich Mann, Andre Malraux, Louis Aragon, Cesar Vallejo, Rafael Dieste, Rafael Alberti, two John Passos, Julien Benda, Martin Andersen-Nexo, -U, Stephen Spender, Tristan Tzara, Emilio Prados, Maria Teresa Leon, Arturo Serrano Plaja, Juan Gil-Albert, Herrera Petere, Lorenzo Varela, Miguel Hernandez, Ramon Gaya, Pascual Pla and Beltran, Ludwig Reen, Andre Chamson, Jef Last, Malcolm Cowley, Feedor Kelyin, etc. the Hispano-American delegations in this Conference made me – Juan Marinello said in his speech – by one of those generous mistakes, as of our people, their responsibility before this House. They say my mouth that they understand and measure the size of your commitment and accept it. In this speech on some excited words devoted to the writer friend and compatriot, killed at the battle of Majadahonda of the Spanish war defending freedom: we promise it, fixed the memory in a man who by writer, by Spanish, Hispanic-American and hero, deserves and requires our best word and our most committed decision; in a Cuban whose name engraved on the walls of this room, is pride and duty: Pablo de la Torriente Brau, spotless comrade in the best days of struggle, Comrade now exemplary in his presence without moving, Guider comrade in the alba already pointing the poet, essayist and critic Juan Marinello Vidaurreta was born in Jicotea, Ranchuelo, on 2 November 1898 and died in Havana, on March 27, 1977.