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The stories "Abel Sanzhez", "The Madness of Doctor Montarco", and "Saint Emmanuel the Good Marty" are three of the Spanish philosopher Unamuno's most haunting parables. Quixotic madmen are the protagonists of these imaginative stories, which probe the horror of a nothingness beyond death. The Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan, the translator, traces Unamuno's life.
Delve into three of Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno's most haunting parables. This essential Unamuno reader begins with the full-length novel Abel Sanchez, a modern retelling of the story of Cain and Abel. Also included are two remarkable short stories, The Madness of Doctor Montarco and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr, featuring quixotic, philosophically existential characters confronted by the dull ache of modernity.
Translated by Anthony Kerrigan and with an insightful introduction by Mario J. Valdes
Here is an essential Unamuno reader, offering a full-length novel, Abel Sanchez
, and two remarkable stories, The Madness of Doctor Montarco
and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr