I’m where I send, hoping that the blood shed by the people is not useless … “And later, in Cuba, wrote:” During the war, in which I was involved in a minute, I the opportunity to meet people very valuable, to be intimate with few, and I was very close to our Paul (of the Torriente Brau). I also shared with Miguel Hernandez, whose greatness of soul I can attest. His death has touched me and I see it as another tragedy of that war did so much havoc. ” After the war could cross the Pyrenees and reached the French capital in April 1939, Havana. From there, he collaborated with one of the most important journals of Spanish exile, Romance, in which they wrote, among other refugees, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Jose Bergamin, Rafael Alberti, Jorge Guillen, Leon Felipe, Luis Cernuda, Jose Moreno Villa, Emilio Prados, Manuel Altolaguirre and Maria Zambrano. Also Cubans worked in newspapers and Information Today magazine and the Ultra and Bohemia, the latter would become chief information officer. In 1940 he married the journalist and publicist Herminia Portal.
He taught French in the Normal School of La Habana. In 1955 he completed his studies in French at the School of Languages at the University of Havana. After the triumph of the Revolution of Fidel Castro, was exiled to the United States. In 1967 he was appointed professor of Latin American literature at the University of Syracuse in upstate New York. Since 1973 successive cerebral hemorrhage suffered left him paralyzed and unable to speak. Novas won the following awards: story Hernandez Cata (1942), National Literature Prize (1943) and journalism awards Enrique Jose Varona (1944) and Eduardo Varela Zequira (1948). Among his many works pointed out, the slave trade.
Fictionalized life of Pedro Fernandez de Trava White (1933), fundamental novel on the subject of slavery, the novella A experiment in Chinatown (1936), the play The elevations of the ring and storybooks A finger on (1942), Nona Moon and Other Stories (1942), I do not know who I am (1945), Cayo Canas ( 1946), Los yards (1946), the other fell (1959) and Ways to tell (1970). His tragic view of life in his work makes this such a state of tension and constant struggle. And like our writer said: “Sometimes we deceive ourselves not to see life as it is.” Francisco Arias Solis Our society, instead of enlightening its members, it seems that the opposite is pleased to have them brutalized and enslaved. (Phrase Salvochea Fermin glossed in the book: 102 reasons to remember Salvochea) of Internet Portal for Peace and Freedom and Free Forum.