Ramón J. Sender

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Ramón J. Sender
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BornRamón José Sender Garcés
(1901-02-03)3 February 1901
Chalamera, Spain
Died16 January 1982(1982-01-16) (aged 80)
San Diego, U.S.
Literary movementPost-Spanish Civil War literature

Ramón José Sender Garcés (3 February 1901 – 16 January 1982) was a Spanish novelist, essayist and journalist. Several of his works were translated into English by the distinguished zoologist, Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell, including Seven Red Sundays (Siete domingos rojos), Mr Witt Among the Rebels (Mr Witt en el cantón) and The War in Spain (Contraataque).[1]

Sender's son is the composer and writer Ramón Sender. One of his several grandchildren is Sol Sender, a designer best known for his work on the Obama campaign logo.[2]


In Spanish[edit]

  • Imán (1930)
  • Siete domingos rojos (1932)
  • Mr. Witt en el cantón (1935)
  • Contraataque (1937)
  • El lugar de un hombre (1939)
  • Mexicayotl (1940)
  • Crónica del alba (1942)
  • La esfera (1947)
  • El rey y la reina (1949)
  • El verdugo afable (1952)
  • Mosén Millán (1953) (republished later in 1960 renamed as Requiem por un campesino español)
  • Bizancio (1956)
  • La tesis de Nancy (1962)
  • El bandido adolescente (1965)
  • La aventura equinoccial de Lope de Aguirre (1968)

In English Translation[edit]

  • Mr. Witt Among the Rebels (1937) Original Spanish: Mr. Witt en el cantón
  • Seven Red Sundays (1938) Original Spanish: Siete domingos rojos
  • The War in Spain: A Personal Narrative (1937) Original Spanish: Contraataque
  • Chronicle of Dawn (1945) Original Spanish: Crónica del alba
  • Requiem for a Spanish Peasant (1960) Original Spanish: Requiem por un campesino español
  • The Affable Hangman (1964) Original Spanish: El verdugo afable


  1. ^ Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell (29 May 2019). My House in Málaga. The Clapton Press, London. ISBN 978-1-9996543-5-1.
  2. ^ Barkan, Elliott Robert (2013). Schmid, Carol L. (ed.). Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration. ABC-CLIO. p. 1315. ISBN 978-1-59884-219-7.

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