Manuel Azaña

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Azaña, Manuel


Born Jan. 10, 1880, in Alcalá de Henares; died Nov. 4, 1940, in Montauban, France. Spanish political leader and man of letters.

Azaña participated in the Pact of San Sebastián (1930) and in that same year founded the Republican Action Party (1930–34). After the republic was established, he became war minister in 1931, and from 1931 to 1933 he was head of the government. In April 1934 he became the leader of the Left Republican Party, which joined the Frente Popular in 1936 Following the latter’s victory in the elections of Feb. 16, 1936, Azaña became head of the government, and subsequently, from May 1936 to Mar. 1, 1939, was president of the republic. During the period of the National Revolutionary War (1936–39), Azaña was the actual leader of the right wing of the Frente Popular. After the victory of Franco’s forces, he emigrated to France.

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This is not Munoz Molina but Azana speaking, although Azana is part of the intertext in La noche de los tiempos.
Conor O'Farrell partnered Azana on that occasion, claiming a valuable 7lb.
But there wasn't much Spanish national history before 1492, which means Azana was referring to a tradition of twenty-five years between unification and the accession of the first Habsburg.
The reopening of the Azana Salon and Spa received uniformly positive and hopeful coverage from the local media.
Tami Gemmell, owner of the Azana Salon and Spa, while being selective and very intentional about the times and places of her public statements and interviews, maintained a strong presence in the media and the community.
Azana (215, 218), Montesinos (107), Jimenez Fraud (170, 173-74) y DeCoster (96).
Azana (216, 224, 229-30), DeCoster (97), Jimenez Fraud (170), Montesinos (105-8), Rubio (20), Romero (54) y Charnon-Deutsch (Gender 25).
Certainly, Belloc did so at times, as did his literary descendant Roy Campbell, who numbered among his plentiful aversions Elizabeth I's regime ("Cecil's Ogpu") and Spain's bespectacled prime minister Manuel Azana ("Four-eyed Janus .
You must know I'm getting stuck for winners when I come all the way to Downpatrick" - trainer Pat Fahy after Azana and Conor O'Farrell had landed the 2m2f handicap hurdle in fine style
Other sources, like his correspondence and his contacts with leaders like Azana, may be more revealing, but this is not public knowledge.
There was no easier or more impressive winner over the three days than Azana, who bolted up in the bumper.
His novels range from De barro y de esperanza (Of Clay and of Hope; 1957) to Proceso a Godoy (Godoy on Trial; 1992) and include such award-winners as Auto de fe (1968; Premio Nacional de Literatura), Azana (1973; Premio Planeta), and the much-praised and wonderfully titled El Ingenioso Hidalgo y Poeta Federico Garcia Lorca Asciende a los Infiernos (The Astute Nobleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell; 1980; Premio Nadal).