Réquiem por un campesino español
Réquiem por un campesino español
By : Ramón J Sender
Danish ISBN:
Paperback
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Pages:
9788723512321
 
Intermediate
79

Ramón José Sender Garcés (February 3, 1901 - January 16, 1982) was a Spanish novelist, essayist and journalist.
Ramón J. Sender was born in Chalamera, Huesca in Spain. In 1923 he was obliged to serve in the Spanish military and take part in the Spain Morocco Rif War, which lasted from 1919 to 1926. Later that year he returned to Madrid, where he worked as a journalist for El Sol, a newspaper critical of the current government. In 1926 he was imprisoned for writing Casas viejas. When the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, Sender immediately enlisted to help resist Franco. While he was at the front, the Nationalists executed his wife, Amparo Barayón, in Zamora and his brother in Huesca. He had been an anarchist and then a communist but after the Spanish Civil War he reneged of this ideology and sought asylum in France in 1938. He left Spain for New York after the Spanish Civil War in 1939, and then relocated to Mexico like many scientists, artists and intellectuals during the government of Lázaro Cárdenas. He became an American citizen in 1948, and he lived in the United States until 1972, when he returned to live in Spain for several years before dying in San Diego, California in 1982.