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Ralph Bates
Birth: Nov. 3, 1899
Death: Nov. 26, 2000

Writer and Academic. He was born in Swindon (Wiltshire, England) and died in New York. During the Spanish Civil War, he offered his services to the Republican government in Madrid, and was asked to make propaganda broadcasts in English. Also he enlisted in one of the militias which leftist parties and trade unions were setting up, serving on the Aragonese front. When he moved to United States, he attracted the attention of the House Un-American Activities Committee, but he did not testify and remains one of the few people to defy HUAC with impunity. He is rememebered for his stark evocations of Spanish peasant life during a period of rapid and violent political change. His most celebrated novel was "The Olive Field." He was also Professor of Literature at New York University. Other of his books "Lean Men" and "The Fields of Paradise." He lived for a long time in Naxos (Greece). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Naxos island (Greece).
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Mar 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13710374
Ralph Bates
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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