Paulino Masip Rock (Granadella, Lleida, 1899 – May 11, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, September 21, 1963), Narrator, dramatic author, and the generation of 1927 Spanish screenwriter.


Based in Logroño from 1905 with his parents and four siblings learn Spanish language which will write hereafter; He studied and ended the career of teaching in 1919. Shortly after twenty years, moved to Paris, where he lived and worked until 1921. Back to Spain he came into contact with the powerful publishing house Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, for which translated some books. In Logroño it helped found Riojan Ateneo and was its vowel letters and Secretary. There he founded, with the help of his father, a liberal intellectual and directed the Herald of La Rioja, from 1924 to 1925 and founded and directed El Heraldo Riojano also between 1926 and 1928. But his opposition to the dictatorship of Miguel Rivera cousin won him a multitude of Government fines that economically drowned the company until its closure. She then went to Madrid with the idea of devoting to journalism. In 1930, he begins his relationship with writers of his generation, as Manuel Andújar and Alejandro Casona, among others. Working in the print magazine, reaches the editorial leadership of the daily now and in 1933, after being its theater critic, he became director of Voice of Madrid, the youngest of Spain. Then they shall govern The Sun, all Liberals and Republicans. He frequents the get-togethers of José Ortega y Gasset La Henar farm and Cafe Regina, headed by Manuel azaña.

Civil War premieres duo and his later works, comedies, the border (1934) and the staff and the umbrella (1936) are represented in the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Teatro Cervantes. Wartime leaves Madrid, he settled in Valencia, and finally in Barcelona, where he directs The avant-garde in 1937-1938. This year he added press in Paris by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mexico Government costing out his trip to the exile of his family in May 1939 along with eleven other intellectuals such as José bergamín. In the traverse writes an emigrant Spanish letters. On arrival at Mexico in 1939 he joined S.E.R.E., organization of Spanish political refugee. He directed the Bulletin of the technical aid to the Spanish Republican Committee. He collaborated in the magazine tomorrow; He published his letters to an emigrant Spanish (1939) and naturalized Mexican in 1941. He alternated in Mexico Theatre, the novel and the short story writing screenplays, adaptation and translation of texts. It also has work in verse. It was also frequent contributor to magazines from Mexican exile (Romance, Spain Pilgrim, Littoral, The Spains). However at this stage the literature went on to second place; not in vain Max aub said had swallowed it the film because, prestige, journalist and playwright promising writer, he was consecrated as almost with full exclusivity to be writer and film dialoguista, which alternates with their criticism in Cinema reporter. For Mexican cinema he wrote Masip fifty scripts according to Román gubern, since 1941, when he wrote of the prodigious Barber, film he directed Fernando Soler. These include the Seville executioner (1942), also Fernando Soler, adaptation of a work of Pedro Muñoz Seca; It runs from yesterday to today (1945), Is not enough to be charros (1945) and St. John wood (1946), Juan Bustillo Oro. Jalisco sings in Seville (1948), coproduction hispanomexicana and directed by Fernando sources by Jorge Negrete; I am a Levite charro (1949), Gilberto Martinez plots; Crime and punishment (1950), Fernando sources, novel Dostoievski; The reader (Dir.) (Fernando Fuentes, 1946) there comes Martín Corona (Dir.) (Miguel Zacarías, 1951) and School of vagabonds (Dir.) (Rogelio a. González, 1954), three films by Pedro Infante. Also signed script La barraca (1944), based on the text of Vicente blasco ibáñez and directed by Roberto gavaldón a technical team consisting almost exclusively of Spaniards, and Lullaby, O Lejárraga Maria theatre play. Adapted to theatre scandal, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. He died in Mexico September 21, 1963.


He cultivated above all Theatre, the script and narrative with a humorous and intellectual bias. Works by Charles nodier it poured as a translator. Paulino Masip most famous work is the novel the diary of Hamlet García (1944), reprinted in 1987 in Spain with great success. This work considers one of the best on the civil war. Takes the form of journal to tell the adventures of the protagonist from 1 January 1936 to an unspecified day this year, to describe the psychological evolution of the galdosiano character that provides its own characterization: “My name is Hamlet”. “I’m traveling Professor of metaphysics.” Parallel is the development of the war conflict in Madrid, which is defined in his little outdoor adventures and their constant introspective analysis. As the eponymous character of Shakespeare, is a troubled by doubts; before the war event stays outside can’t find the answer to explain his life changes, but other characters serve as counterpoint to his small bourgeois life some unforgettable Adela, Daniel and Heloise, Cloti, offer a dimension of the vicissitudes of Madrid on war footing and plagued by the fascist aircraft bombs: “Madrid is shades more.” Day the city is exasperated; “in the dark, at night it gime shaken bad dreams interrupted.” For its narrative and stylistic rigor and intellectual density, it is not a novel about the civil war, use because beyond its historic character highlighted the pusillanimity and cowardice of those intellectuals who vs. revolution are unable to act, i.e. take party for historical reason.

His second novel, Marta April adventure (Mexico: Stylo, 1953), is a self-assured biography of a lightweight helmets, bellezón in the best tradition of the picaresque, in the Antipodes of the reckless and hesitant Hamlet García of his greatest work.

The staff and the umbrella is a theatrical piece premiered in 1936 with casts of Jacinto Benavente Theatre: the bourgeois and the piece well done comedy. His interest lies in feminist concern. Women, in this case, the protagonist decides as Nora in a doll’s House of henrik ibsen, their destiny in the impositions of their family and social environment.

The set is a farce about a businessman prayers by physicians. Left business and, after several Affairs discovers one day true love, and thus the truth of himself; the, humor serves as a counterpoint to the plot conventionalism.



* Lyric backwaters, 1917.


* Duo

* The staff and the umbrella, 1930, premiered in 1936.

* The border, Madrid: La farce, 1933 (comedy)

* The man who made a miracle (farce in four acts, the latter divided in three boxes) Mexico: Editorial Atlante, 1944, made into a film.

* The located, 1955.

* The scandal, 1952, adaptation of the novel by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.

* The trap, adaptation of his novel of the same title.


* The diary of Hamlet García, Mexico: IMP. Manuel León Sánchez, 1944. Reprinted in Barcelona: Anthropos, 1987.

* The adventure of Marta April Mexico: Stylo, 1953. Edited by Zimerman editions, Granada, Spain 2010.

* A thief Mexico: Ardevol, 1953

Books of short stories

* Love stories, Mexico: business publishers, 1943, stories.

* Fifteen have been one, Mexico, 1949. Edited by Zimerman editions, Granada, Spain 2009.

* The trap, Mexico: Ardevol, 1953.

* Gafe, or the need for a responsible, and other stories, editing of María Teresa González de Garay. Library La Rioja: Logroño, 1992.

* The trap and other stories. Edition of Maria Teresa Gonzalez de Garay. Seville: Renaissance, 2002.


* Translator Spanish Salammbô Gustavo Flaubert. Mexico: Editorial legend. 1943.

* Letters to an emigrant Spanish, Mexico: editions of the Centro Cultural El necromancer, 1989.

* Letters to an emigrant Spanish, preliminary study, María Teresa González Garay bibliography and biographical note. Mexico: Centro Cultural El necromancer, 1999 editions.

* Prudencio goes up to heaven, editing, and introduction of María Teresa González Garay. Logroño: AMG, the city and the mountains, 1994.

* Six La Rioja prints, editing, introduction and notes from María Teresa González Garay. Logroño: Government of La Rioja, Council of education, culture and sports, 1996.