Clowning and tragic clowning: Miguel de Unamuno as a funny writer

Roberts, Stephen G.H. (2016) Clowning and tragic clowning: Miguel de Unamuno as a funny writer. Romance Quarterly, 63 (2). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1940-3216

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Abstract

The present study considers the role and function that humour has in Unamuno’s intellectual and literary universe. It traces Unamuno’s attitude to humour to his reading of the Spanish character in En torno al casticismo (1895) and to his dialogue with the figure of Don Quixote, as found in Vida de Don Quijote y Sancho (1905) and Del sentimiento trágico de la vida (1912). Finally, it looks at the theory of humour offered in the novel Niebla and also at the role that humour played in Unamuno’s later political writings, especially those of exile (1924-1930).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Romance Quarterly (2016) http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08831157.2016.1146014
Keywords: Humor; Nimbus; Unamuno
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/08831157.2016.1146014
Depositing User: Roberts, Stephen
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 08:55
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34704

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