15 mar. 2011

Ramón, existentialist

The image of Ramón Gómez de la Serna as a light-hearted humorist/vanguardist conceals his existentialist obsession with death in the later "novelas de la nebulosa." The influence of Unamuno is strong. What if the least significant aspect of his work has become the most famous? Then he is a writer hidden behind his reputation.

I think I will re-read his 1947 novel Rebeca over spring break.

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Clarissa dijo...

My students overwhelmed me today with their enthusiasm for Unamuno. It's an enthusiasm that I don't share, so it was the first class this semester where the students were more passionate about the reading than I was.

You never know with the students.