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Miguel de Unamuno

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Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936) was a Spanish novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist. A key figure of the Generation of 1898, he is perhaps best known for his book-length philosophical essays, such as El sentimiento trágico de la vida (The Tragic Sense of Life), and short novels, such as Niebla (Mist). Although several of his more popular works are readily available in English translation, many more are not. “The Man Who Buried Himself,” originally published in the Buenos Aires newspaper La Nación (as “El que se enterró”) in 1908, is one of several dozen compact stories (typically between 1000 and 2500 words in length) that together represent some of Unamuno’s most intriguing, most imaginative, and least known fiction work.

 

Articles by Miguel de Unamuno

The Man Who Buried Himself
By Miguel de Unamuno
It was extraordinary, the change that came over my friend. The jovial, witty, and carefree youth had become a melancholic, taciturn, and cautious man. His moments of abstraction were frequent, and in…
Translated from Spanish by Emily Calderwood Davis
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