Tragic Sense of Life

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In the brooding and contemplative 'Tragic Sense of Life,' Miguel de Unamuno dissects the existential plights of the modern human condition with a fervent intensity. This philosophical essay traverses the profound corridors of the human psyche, imbued with Unamuno's signature lyrical style, drawing significantly from his existentialist contemporaries and theological undercurrents. Markedly influential are the existential cries of Kierkegaard fused with the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignacio de Loyola, creating a tapestry that rebels against the rationalist notions of Aristotelian thought and seeks solace in the fervent embrace of a personal God, as a pivotal nexus for human yearning and belief.
Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, and philosopher, stood at the precipice of the 20th-century thought, often wrestling with themes of existence, faith, and immortality. His work, invariably suffused with passion and paradox, reflects the inner turmoil and quest for authenticity that drove him. One can see in 'Tragic Sense of Life' Unamuno's vehement rejection of systematic philosophies and his inclination towards the individual's emotional and spiritual strife—an apparent riposte to the universally indifferent march of modernity.
An essential read for those entranced by the humanistic and theistic quandaries, 'Tragic Sense of Life' is recommended for its penetrating insight into the enigma of existence and the poignant struggle for meaning. Unamuno's potent melding of personal angst and philosophical inquiry renders the book a timeless reflection on the tragic beauty of the human soul's search for divine ground. It is an elegy, a manifesto, and a challenge—a philosophical exploration well-suited for anyone pondering the depths of personal faith and the contours of human despair and hope.

About the Author

Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, and philosopher, regarded as one of Spain's most profound literary figures. His multifaceted work blends existential concerns with a distinctively Spanish character, often underpinned by his personal grappling with the tensions between faith and reason. Unamuno was born in Bilbao and later became the rector of the University of Salamanca. His philosophical inquiries revolve around the concept of the individual's struggle for survival and immortality, which is vividly expressed in his seminal work 'Tragic Sense of Life' (Del sentimiento trágico de la vida, 1913). This book delves into the conflict between the intellect, which accepts the finality of death, and the will or heart, which rebels against this notion, creating a tragic sense of life that Unamuno believed to be quintessentially Spanish. His literary style, marked by introspection and deep psychological analysis, has had a lasting influence on both Spanish literature and existential philosophy. Beyond 'Tragic Sense of Life', Unamuno's prolific output spans across various genres, including the novel 'Mist' (Niebla, 1914) and the play 'The Other' (El otro, 1932), where he continued to explore themes of existential angst and the nature of reality. His contributions to the generation of '98, a group of writers who sought to revitalize Spanish culture following the loss of the last Spanish colonies, remain a testament to his intellectual and creative legacy.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 259 Pages

Filesize: 472.1 KB

ISBN: 8596547388593