Aub, Max

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Aub, Max Gender: M
Max Aub Mohrenwitz
born on 2 June 1903 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Paris Arrondissement 9, France, 48n5221, 2e2025
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°46' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°56 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°17'

Max Aub (depicted on a mural in Valencia)
photo: Joanbanjo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Mexican-Spanish experimentalist novelist, playwright and literary critic, who founded the literary periodical Los Sesenta (the Sixties) in 1965, with editors that included the poets Jorge Guillén and Rafael Alberti.

Although Aub was the author of nearly 100 novels and plays and is very well known in Spain, only two works are available in English, Jusep Torres Campalans (Translated by Herbert Weinstock, Doubleday, 1962) and Field of Honour (Translated by Gerald Martin, Verso Press, 2009).

The centrepiece of his work is the impressive cycle of novels El laberinto mágico (The Magic Labyrinth) about the Spanish Civil War, written between 1943 and 1968: Campo Cerrado, translated into English as Field of Honour (1943), Campo abierto (1951), Campo de Sangre (1945), Campo del Moro (1963), Campo de los Almendros (1965) and Campo Frances (1968). The cycle also comprises another 25 short stories.

Aub died on 22 July 1972 in Mexico City, aged 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Malraux, André (born 3 November 1901)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from the online Paris archives (9th arr., acte n° 696); and quoted same data from him in Die Horen, Issues 209-210 (Kurt Morawietz, 2003): "Ich kam am 2. Juni 1903 um 12 Uhr in Paris zur Welt , laut Urkunde der Verwaltung des neunten Bezirks." (Translation: I was born in Paris on 2 June 1903 at 12 noon according to the ninth district administration charter).


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels and short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor