Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Proverbio de la muerte (La esfera)

Author: Ramón J. Sender
Publisher: Quetzal
Place: Mexico D. F.
Publication Date: 1939
Genre: Novel
Other Publication Details: After 1947 the novel was revised and renamed La esfera. This was therefore the title of the first edition to be published in Spain in 1969. The novel was published in English as The Sphere in 1949 (USA) and 1950 (UK).
Language: Spanish
First published in Spain: 1969
Philosophical novel that questions the meaning of life after the catastrophe of the war. It narrates the voyage of a Republican refugee to America, his internal conflicts, his desire to commit suicide and his resolutions.