Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

El verdugo afable

Author: Ramón J. Sender
Publisher: Nacimento
Place: Santiago de Chile
Publication Date: 1952
Genre: Novel
Other Publication Details: Reworking of El vado.
Language: Spanish
First published in Spain: 1981
Keywords: Existentialism
Account of a journalist who, having attended the execution of four men, interviews the hangman in order to understand the kind of man he is. Sender identifies with the circumstances of both the executioner and the executed. Existentialist and symbolic novel.