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

Roberts, Stephen G.H.

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Stephen G.H. Roberts stephen.roberts@nottingham.ac.uk

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).

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 16, 2016
Journal Romance Quarterly
Print ISSN 0883-1157
Electronic ISSN 1940-3216
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 2
Institution Citation Roberts, S. G. (2016). Clowning and tragic clowning: Miguel de Unamuno as a funny writer. Romance Quarterly, 63(2), doi:10.1080/08831157.2016.1146014
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08831157.2016.1146014
Keywords Humor; Nimbus; Unamuno
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08831157.2016.1146014
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Romance Quarterly (2016)
http://www.tandfonline....0/08831157.2016.1146014

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