Francisca Aguirre

Fransico Aguirre was born in Alicante, Spain, in 1930. Soon after, because her family sided with the Republic, at the end of the Civil War she had to flee from Spain to France, where her family lived in Le Havre; it is here that Francisca learned to speak French. In 1942, as a result of the German invasion, they were returned to Spain where her father, the painter Lorenzo Aguirre, was murdered by the Franco regime. Like many other of her contemporaries, her writing was sidetracked by familial...See more