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The Resource Fog : a novel, Miguel de Unamuno ; translated from the Spanish by Elena Barcia ; introduction by Alberto Manguel

Fog : a novel, Miguel de Unamuno ; translated from the Spanish by Elena Barcia ; introduction by Alberto Manguel

Label
Fog : a novel
Title
Fog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Miguel de Unamuno ; translated from the Spanish by Elena Barcia ; introduction by Alberto Manguel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Fog is a fresh new translation of the Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla, first published in 1914. An early example of modernism's challenge to the conventions of nineteenth-century realist fiction, Fog shocked critics but delighted readers with its formal experimentation and existential themes. This revolutionary novel anticipates the work of Sartre, Borges, Pirandello, Nabokov, Calvino, and Vonnegut.The novel's central character, Augusto, is a pampered, aimless young man who falls in love with Eugenia, a woman he randomly spots on the street. Augusto's absurd infatuation offers an irresistible target for the philosophical ruminations of Unamuno's characters, including Eugenia's guardian aunt and "theoretical anarchist" uncle, Augusto's comical servants, and his best friend, Victor, an aspiring writer who introduces him to a new, groundbreaking type of fiction. In a desperate moment, Augusto consults his creator about his fate, arguing with Unamuno about what it means to be "real." Even Augusto's dog, Orfeo, offers his canine point of view, reflecting on the meaning of life and delivering his master's funeral oration.Fog is a comedy, a tragic love story, a work of metafiction, and a novel of ideas. After more than a century, Unamuno's classic novel still moves us, makes us laugh, and invites us to question our assumptions about literature, relationships, and mortality"--Page 4 of cover
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Has edition
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1864-1936
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Unamuno, Miguel de
Dewey number
863/.62
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Barcia, Elena
  • Manguel, Alberto
Series statement
Northwestern world classics
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  • Unrequited love
  • Unrequited love
  • Spain
Label
Fog : a novel, Miguel de Unamuno ; translated from the Spanish by Elena Barcia ; introduction by Alberto Manguel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spanish in 1914 under the title Niebla"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959275736
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780810135369
Lccn
2017015378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fog : a novel, Miguel de Unamuno ; translated from the Spanish by Elena Barcia ; introduction by Alberto Manguel
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spanish in 1914 under the title Niebla"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959275736
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780810135369
Lccn
2017015378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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