Dolores Medio

Medio, Dolores

 

Born 1920, in Oviedo, Spain. Spanish writer.

Medio was a schoolteacher, but after publishing her novella Nina in 1945 she devoted herself to literature. In her autobiographical novel We Are the Riveros (1953), Medio depicted the decline of a bourgeois family, giving a true picture of the uprising of the Asturian miners in 1934. The heroine of the novel A Schoolteacher’s Diary (1961) is a peasant republican school-teacher. The principal characters of Medio’s novels A State Civil Servant (1956; Russian translation, 1960), The Fish Swims as Before (1959), Bibiana (1963; Russian translation, 1968), and Señor Garcia (1966) are petty clerks and Madrid workers, who gradually awaken from their social passivity.

Realistic in their nature, Medio’s books are permeated with a humanistic faith in the dignity of the common people. Medio is also the author of books for children, for example, the collection of short stories Andres (1967).

REFERENCES

lasnyi, V. Begstvo v deistvitel’nost’. Moscow, 1971.
Alborg, J. L. Hora actual de la novela espanola, vol. 2. Madrid [1962]. Pages 333-49.

V. K. IASNYI

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