Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938
Remember These Names
Remember These Names.
When Franco poses as the champion of Spanish culture against the Red iconoclasts. Let him remember Ibanez, most widely read of ail Spanish novelists except Cervantes, was imprisoned 30 times for his democratic ideals, and died in exile just before the coming of the Republic for which he had struggled. Let Franco remember that Ayala, the greatest Asturian poet and novelist of our day, was the first Republican Ambassador to the Court of St. James: let him remember that much of the work of Fernandez, most influential or the younger Spanish writers, was written in exile during the dictatorship or Bevenguer. There is no question as to which side in the struggle is being supported by the majority of the representative or modern Spanish culture.
Once again, as in 1898, the force of circumstances has brought them together no longer merely "At the Service of the Republic." but now at the Service of International Democracy.