By Miguel de Unamuno
Delve into 3 of Spanish thinker Miguel de Unamuno's so much haunting parables.
This crucial Unamuno reader starts off with the full-length novel Abel Sanchez, a contemporary retelling of the tale of Cain and Abel. additionally integrated are outstanding brief tales, The insanity of general practitioner Montarco and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr, that includes quixotic, philosophically existential characters faced by way of the uninteresting pain of modernity.
Translated through Anthony Kerrigan and with an insightful creation by means of Mario J. Valdes
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For a moment I had a strange sensation that I had absolutely no idea who she was. ” There’s no accounting for love, my mother told them. The place was usually jammed with sleek University of Miami women, lawyers and law students, bunches of seething anti-Castro Cubans in tiger fatigues and maroon berets. “The patron saint of lost causes,” he explained, smiling. Squinting at us, he rolled a cheroot around in his mouth. He caught me staring at the tattoo of a striking cobra above the name Maybelline on his upper arm.
I added that I respected his judgment and trusted his discretion. He wrote on the back of it that they’d camped at the Little Bighorn and had their profiles drawn by a wasted Vietnam vet in a Sioux headdress, rattlesnake leggings, and deerskin moccasins who claimed to be the great-great-grandson of Sitting Bull. “You look worried,” France said. “I’m just thinking,” I said haltingly. ” “I don’t know what to make of it all,” I said. In the end I just stared at his big putty-textured face and said nothing.
He asked me in a calm, impersonal voice when my father had been in Nam. ” “Fucking-A no-man’s-land,” France said, shoving some sticks of Juicy Fruit in his mouth. ” France then called the war a lobotomy. The air smelled loamy and saturated with ozone, and June bugs swarmed over the imitation Japanese lanterns bolted on either side of the front door. His trained, pumpkin-colored hair was brushed flat and glistened in the razor-cut style favored by greasers. A pencil with a broken point was cocked behind his ear.