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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Unamuno, Miguel de 1864-1936. Spanish philosopher and writer. His novels, poetry, and philosophical studies, such as The Tragic Sense of Life (1913) often address the conflict between reason and faith and the solitary nature of human existence.

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  • I have no sphere of reference within Spanish letters and Unamuno is too literate a chap to write without drawing heavily on all he can within a maximum allowable sphere of reference.

    Niebla, by Miguel de Unamuno « Unknowing

  • Unamuno, who was presiding over the meeting, rose up slowly and addressed the crowd: You are waiting for my words.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • At what these days would be called a "panel discussion" shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he had a famous confrontation with the Basque philosopher and writer Miguel de Unamuno.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The Bishop, "Unamuno gestured to the Archbishop of Salamanca," Whether you like it or not, is Catalan, born in Barcelona.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But whether digital or hard copy, books are truly the messengers of tolerance, freedom, and creativity -- just skim through Wren's quotations of writers from Dickens to Shelley to Unamuno to Emily Dickinson for proof of this.

    Nina Sankovitch: Book Review: In A Gift Upon the Shore, Brave Women Save Books In a Harsh New World

  • To list authors who use or dedicate whole works to the Cain and Abel story would amount to a roll call of the great writers, from the Anglo-Saxon author of Beowulf to Byron, from Dante to Shakespeare, from Melville to Unamuno.93

    Bloodlust

  • I read this story, in English, while I was doing my best with Borges (and Lorca, and Unamuno, and Neruda) in the original, in high school.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Pour encourager les autres”

  • Niebla is a novel by the sometime rector of the U of Salamanca and glorious anti-rationalist, Miguel de Unamuno.

    Niebla, by Miguel de Unamuno « Unknowing

  • I read this story, in English, while I was doing my best with Borges and Lorca, and Unamuno, and Neruda in the original, in high school.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Pour encourager les autres”

  • You will find better critiques of religion in writers like Spinoza, Nietzsche, Sartre, Unamuno, and Bertrand Russell (who may have other problems but on this issue are far superior to Hitchens).

    Matthew Yglesias » Media-as-it-Is

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