Holland Maria

Together make a trip to Mallorca. In 1932 they get married. With a pension to study the European theatrical movement traveling to Germany, the Soviet Union, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Holland. In 1933 he founded the magazine with Rafael Alberti October. They attend the first Congress of Soviet writers in 1934. After the revolution of Asturias they leave to the United States to raise funds for the Asturian workers. The military rebellion of general Franco surprises them in Ibiza.

During the war, Maria Teresa lived in Madrid, was Secretary of the Alliance of anti-fascist writers, attends the II International Congress of writers for the defense of culture, was a member of the Board of defence and protection of the treasure artistic national, which moved the Museum del Prado cuadrros of Escorial, founded with Alberti El Mono Azul magazine, was Vice Presidentwith Antonio Machado, of the National Council for theatre, the Guerrillas of theater he organized and directed the theatre of art and Propaganda in Madrid. After an intense cultural work, by organizing literacy classes in fronts, at the war’s end with Alberti was exiled to France, Argentina and Italy. In Paris they work as translators of French radio Paris-Mondial and announcers for emissions from Latin America. In late 1940 depart for Argentina, where they lived twenty-three years and where Maria Theresa gives birth to her daughter Aitana. In Latin America was a distinguished lecturer on literary subjects in the universities of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and collaborated in journals of Spanish exile, such as horseback riding and the sixties. In 1963 they moved to Rome.

On April 27, 1977 return to Spain, but Maria Teresa, who had previously written to Rafael Alberti: Yo I am not very well feel hearing a strange music. It comes when I lie down. Not hurt me, I sound, I hear sounds. Which will it be?, every time is worse, loses memory, does not recognize his friends and is admitted to a sanatorium in the outskirts of Madrid where he died. Among his works are: fairy tales, tale for Dreaming (1928), the beautiful sea love (1930), Rosa – cold, figure skater of the Moon (1934), illustrated by Alberti, and die away (1942); short stories, tales of the current Spain (1935), the pilgrimages of Teresa (1950) and tales of bitter time (1962); novels, against wind and tide (1941), fair play (1959), Menesteos, sailor of April (1965), mythical character, where it tells us the story of the legendary and exiled personage who founded Cadiz, trial, the story has the word (1944), noveladas biographies, the great love of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1946) and Cervantes, the soldier who taught us to speak (1978); Theatre, strike at the port (1933) and freedom in the roof (1989), autobiography, memory of melancholy (1970), book that collected his interesting experiences; screenplays the most beautiful eyes in the world (1943) and La dama duende (1945). He also translated, among others, Voltaire, Paul eluard, Mihai Eminescu, and a collection of Chinese poetry along with Alberti. In commemoration of the first Centenary of the birth of Maria Teresa Leon, his daughter Aitana told us: my mother was the tail of the Comet, but the kite light is in its tail. Francisco Arias Solis is loves freedom as he loves and needs air, bread and love. XIII Festival poetry for peace and freedom devoted to Benedetti.