Gerald Brenan House
The house where lived the British writer Gerald Brenan is a cultural
meeting point that aims to promote the connections between the
Anglo-Saxon artists and the Spanish ones, that is to say, it aims to get
that this house becomes a meeting place for cultures, as well as a place
to think about new ideas.
The Gerald Brenan’s House includes a room that has been dedicated
to recreate the atmosphere of the place and its life in Málaga, where
books and photos of the British writer stand out. Initiatives as the association
named Friends of Gerald Brenan’s House have been launched,
in which activities such as competitions of micro-stories are organized.
This center in Churriana opened its doors last October 2014, with a
ceremony that was attended by Ian Gibson or Tom Burns Marañón,
Tom Burns Marañón, the journalist and essayist, was responsible for
preparing the first conference dedicated to the figure of Brenan, in
which also Carlos Pranger, Ian Gibson and Alfredo Amestoy took part.
Gerald Brenan lived, like so many other people from Málaga, the
battle of Málaga in the Spanish Civil War, more commonly known
as La desbandá (The Stampide). As a result, he published one of
his works: El laberinto español (The Spanish labyrinth).
The mortal remains of the British writer are buried in the English
Cemetery of Málaga, which was declared Patrimony of Cultural
Interest. You can visit it to admire its temple, tombs and funerary
monuments of great beauty.