Aub, Max (mäks oup) [key], 1903–72, Spanish author, b. Paris. He was educated in Spain where he lived until 1942, when he emigrated to Mexico. His style combines realism with fantasy. He used the Spanish civil war and its consequences as the theme for his most important work, a trilogy of novels— Campo cerrado [closed field] (1943), Campo de sangre [bloody field] (1945), and Campo abierto [open field] (1951). His other works include Jusep Torres Campalans (1958) and La calle de Valverde [Valverde street] (1961).
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