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Tragic Sense of Life

by Miguel de Unamuno

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The acknowledged masterpiece of Unamuno expresses the anguish of modern man as he is caught up in the struggle between the dictates of reason and the demands of his own heart.
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At first this was going to be a chore of a book to get through. But as I immersed myself into the book I realized that the ideas of the contrariness built into the human condition and how it related to man's desire to live forever as reflected in heaven was a built in wish that didn't make sense. But even so it is one that should be passionately felt and pursued. So many ideas from the thinkers of his day were included. The book gives light to the variety and depth of catholic thought. ( )
  JBreedlove | Jun 22, 2023 |
  archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Tr. from the Spanish `Del sentimiento trágico de la vida' by J.E. Crawford Flitch, with intr. by Salvador de Madariaga Includes index
  TorontoOratorySPN | Sep 2, 2022 |
I read this a while back because of Hemingway, but I can't remember exactly what I read or if I finished it...i'll write more after I read it again--sorry guys.
  ennuiprayer | Jan 14, 2022 |
  laplantelibrary | Dec 11, 2021 |
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Homo sum; nihil humani a me alienum puto, said the Latin playwright. For my part I would rather say: Nullum hominem a me alienum puto: I am a man; no other man do I deem a stranger.
The greater part of my work has been to disquiet my neighbor, to stir up the sediment of the hearts, to sow anguish in them, if possible.
The God of the heart, the living God is reached by way of faith and not by way of rational or mathematical conviction, and faith leads us back to Him, when we have left Him to stray after the lifeless God of logic.
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The acknowledged masterpiece of Unamuno expresses the anguish of modern man as he is caught up in the struggle between the dictates of reason and the demands of his own heart.

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