8 Jan Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 7 by Miguel de Unamuno. Tragic Sense Of Life by Miguel de Unamuno. No cover available. Download. Tragic Sense of Life has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Del sentimiento trágico de la vida en los hombres y en los pueblos = Tragic Sense of . 1 Quotes. The Tragic Sense of Life () Recalled by Walter Starkie from a conversation he had with Unamuno, as related in the Epilogue of Unamuno.

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We need to believe in order to live even if it seems to us impossible to believe. There is a world, the sensible world, that is the child of hunger, and there is another world, the ideal world, that is the child of love.

I will ignore the personal offence to the Basques and Catalans. Marcus LlifeSt. It certainly is the only light feature of a style the merit of which lies in its being the close-fitting expression of a great mind earnestly concentrated on a great idea. In this Basque namethe first family name is Unamuno and the second is Jugo. His conclusion on Quixotism is powerful. His utilitarianism transcends our daily wants and seeks to provide for our eternal ones.

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Tragic Sense of Life

He is war cripple. Man has debated at length and will continue to debate at length–the world having been assigned as a theatre for his debates–concerning the origin of knowledge; but, apart from the question as to what the real truth about this origin may be, which we will leave until later, it is a certainly ascertained fact that in the apparential order of things, in the life of beings who are endowed with a certain more or less cloudy faculty of knowing and perceiving, or who at any rate appear to act as if they were so endowed, knowledge is exhibited to us as bound up with the necessity of living and of procuring the wherewithal to maintain life.


Tragic Sense Of Life. Please try again later. Philosophy ubamuno a product of the humanity of each philosopher, and each philosopher is a man of flesh and bone who addresses himself to other men of flesh and bone like himself. The God of the scholastics is not God, only the idea of God, that is, a sterile and vain abstraction.

The conflict is here seen as reflected in the person of the author. It is said in Salamanca that the day he returned to the University, Unamuno began his lecture by saying sebse we were saying yesterday Read this years ago, am re-reading it now, and seeing how much it influenced my stance on life.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He called the battle cry of the elite Spanish Legion —”Long live death!

Tragic Sense Of Life by Miguel de Unamuno

Another might fulfil my function in society? It’s a gr We don’t want to simply just vanish from this world, not without some kind of travic memory of us, something that goes on and on that makes people say “I can’t believe he died”, or “such a loss” and such an irreplaceable loss, he, none other.

For I do not wish to die utterly, and I wish to know whether I am to die or not definitely. Society is an additional sense; it is the true common sense.

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This feature Unamuno has also in common with Santa Teresa, but what in the Saint was a self-ignorant charm becomes in Unamuno a deliberate manner inspired, partly by an acute sense of the symbolical and psychological value of word-connections, partly by that genuine need for expansion of the language which all true original thinkers or “feelers” must experience, but partly also by an acquired habit of juggling with words which is but natural in a philologist endowed with a vigorous imagination.


Unamuno worked in all major genres: It abounds in passages of ample beauty and often strikes a note of primitive strength in the true Old Testament style.

Now, there is no more concrete, no more tangible person for every one of us than ourself. We need Christ because his resurrection demonstrates that we will survive as individuals not simply lifr part of some amorphous, eternal force. But is this really a dead weight that impedes the progress of science, or is it not rather its innermost redeeming essence? And usually he philosophizes either in order to resign himself to life, or to seek some finality in it, or to distract himself and forget his griefs, or for pastime and amusement.

This game–not wholly unrewarded now and then by striking intellectual finds–seems to be the only relaxation which he allows his usually austere mind.

El bien, la verdad y la belleza. Complutense University of Madrid. Yet, there are others, for living nature is many-rooted as it is many-branched. And to begin with it appears in that very concentration of his mind and soul on the mystery of man’s destiny on earth. No, I am neither fascist nor Bolshevik. Joaquin Monegro, the Cain of the novel, has been reading Byron’s poem, and writes in his diary: