Agustín Gómez-Arcos, a bilingual dramatist and novelist, was born in 1933 in the village of Enix (Almeria). The origins of his theater can be traced to his childhood experiences, in which he witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and the dark clouds of oppression of the Francoist regime, images that left indelible imprints on his literature and his life. Although in the future he would leave behind both native country and language, his memories of the Civil War and postwar period would continue to surface in his plays.

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Modern Spanish Dramatists: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook by Mary Parker. Copyright © 2002 by Mary Parker. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.

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