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San Manuel Bueno, mártir

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Don Manuel, por sobrenombre Bueno (apelativo que toma Unamuno de Alonso Quijano, el Bueno), párroco de Valverde de Lucerna, es el personaje central de la novela y una de las más complejas criaturas de ficción unamunianas. La novela se organiza en torno a su lucha interior y a su comportamiento para con el pueblo. En don Manuel se condensan además muchos de los problemas qu ...more
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Published November 25th 2009 by European Masterpieces (first published 1930)
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I don’t know what is true and what is a lie, nor what I saw, or what I dreamed—or rather what I dreamed and what I only saw—nor what I knew, nor what I believed. I don’t know if I am transferring my consciousness to this paper as white as snow, and if it will remain there, leaving me without it. Why should I still keep it…? Do I know anything?; do I believe anything? Has what I am writing about here really happened, and did it happen like I am telling it? Can things like these really happen? Is
گفتم: «ولى حقيقت، حقيقت از همه چيز عزيزتر است!»
و او سراپا لرزان، آهسته در گوشم گفت: «حقيقت؟ شايد حقيقت چندان تحمّل ناپذير و هول انگيز و تلخ و مرگبار باشد كه مردم نتوانند با آن زندگى كنند!»

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Víctor Galán
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una vez más Unamuno me vuelve a sorprender con otra obra reflexiva e íntima. En esta ocasión, enfoca la crisis de fe que todos nos planteamos en algún momento de una manera elegante pero contundente: Dios no existe y la existencia per se, no tiene ninguna finalidad. La novela abarca unas cincuenta páginas, más que suficiente para establecer una visión pesimista pero sumamente compleja del entorno en el que vivimos.
En segunda instancia y de manera muy sutil, se toca el tema de la moral. Don Manue
خیلی زود تمومش کردم اما به تفکر بیشتری نیاز داره شاید دوباره خوندمش 😁
ممنون از دوست عزیزم که پیشنهادشو بهم داد و حتی کتابم از خودش گرفتم 😊😀
Rosa Berbel
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«¿La verdad? La verdad, Lázaro, es acaso algo terrible, algo intolerable, algo mortal; la gente sencilla no podría vivir con ella.»
Esta novela tiene una de las tesis más certeras, más amargas y más nuestras de la literatura española. Y cómo es posible seguir aplicándola de forma íntegra un siglo después...
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars? You say... Yes, Five F#%king Stars! Unamuno is the single most baller spanish philosopher and this is his spiritual testament.

This book, which I have looked for in English for a long time in order to spread its goodness to you unilinguists, has changed my mind about many things. Every one of us is a saint waiting to be recognized, martyrdom comes in so many different forms. But what I love the most about this book is...the ENTIRE BOOK. It's short, if you have rudimentary Spanish skil
la Maga De Rayuela
ყოველგვარ მოლოდინს გადააჭარბა უნამუნომ.
რწმენა; ეჭვები; სიზმრები; რეალობა.,-
ისე იხლართება ერთმანეთში ეს ყველაფერი, გეგონება , თავად ავტორიც უნდა შთაინთქას. მაგრამ ის საოცრებებს სჩადის და ყოველ ჯერზე, უფრო და უფრო დამაჯერებელი ფინალით გვაოცებს.

სარამაგუს შემდეგ , იესოზე წლის ფრაზად შევაფასებდი შემდეგ სიტყვებს,-
"ილოცე ჩემთვის და შემინდე ურწმუნოებისთვის... იესოსაც შეუნდეთ"
Tempo de Ler
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Não há outra vida eterna além desta...que a sonhem como eterna...eterna de poucos anos...' (p. 62)

Num texto muito simples, Miguel de Unamuno, coloca a fé em perspectiva - mesmo sendo a religião o proverbial ópio do povo não exercerá uma influência positiva nos crentes? Ou será melhor a completa desilusão e falta de esperança, um quotidiano marcado pela certeza de que nascemos para morrer.
'- E o povo - disse eu -, acredita realmente?
- Sei lá!... Acredita sem querer, por hábito, por tradição. E
Francisco H. González
Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) plantea en esta obra mínima, en cuanto a extensión, lo trágico implícito en el hecho de que una cura pierda la fe. Un descreimiento que nos será referido por una vecina de la localidad de Valverde de Lucerna, quien acopia datos sobre la vida y obra de Don Manuel, quien una vez difunto, va camino de ser beatificado, para reconvertirse ya para la posteridad en San Manuel Bueno, mártir.

Don Manuel participa, primero a la narradora, a Ángela, sus dudas. Luego lo hará co
Nov 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Méteme, Padre eterno, en tu pecho, misterioso hogar, dormiré allí, pues vengo deshecho del duro bregar. Sólo le pido a Dios que tenga piedad con el alma de este ateo."

Esta es la inscripción sepulcral de Don Miguel, y que sin duda resume de manera magistral el carácter del protagonista de esta corta novela. Unamuno la escribe en 1930, en plena controversia modernista -como me recordó el profesor Laboa, cuando solo llevaba seis páginas leídas, pero que me sirvió para entender mejor el libro.

Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually read an English translation of this short novel. The story of a priest in a small Spanish town, wrestling with existential fear of nothingness after death, but nevertheless spending every waking moment encouraging the belief of his flock. Whether he is deceiving them, and if so, whether that is good or bad is the theme of the book. When he encounters an educated man returning to the village from a long visit in "the new world," a man who is secular and skeptical, he admits to him his ...more
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La eterna interrogación del ser humano y su infinita desolación ante la incapacidad para hallar respuestas. San Manuel podría ser cualquiera de nosotros y tal vez un trasunto del propio Unamuno.

"Porque hay, Ángela, dos clases de hombres peligrosos y nocivos: los que convencidos de la vida de ultratumba, de la resurrección de la carne, atormentan, como inquisidores que son, a los demás para que, despreciando esta vida como transitoria, se ganen la otra, y los que no creyendo más que en éste... [
Billy Grigg
Dec 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For how stupidly emo this sounds, this book is agonizingly beautiful. San Manuel is one of the most genuinely good characters I've ever read who struggles through real, intense pain. This is definitely a very conflicted story and there is no black and white good and bad, it is all very gray, controversial and difficult, but that is what makes it so good. Great philosophical and moral discussions that are left very open. If you can find this in English it should be the next book you read.
Giovanni Cerasani
"L'ignoranza è forza"

Dal mio punto di vista, questo slogan dell'orwelliano Socing riassume il tema del romanzo, che in realtà non mi ha lasciato granché, probabilmente in virtù del fatto che l'opinione di Unamuno è già mia da tempo e sono quindi immune a "pulci nell'orecchio" di questo genere.
Tornike Bratchuli
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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უნამუნოს სამი რომან-მოთხრობა ("ბურუსი, "აბელ სანჩესი", " წმინდა მანუელ სათნო, წამებული") წავიკითხე და რამე რო არ მეთქვა არ შეიძლებოდა...

მეზარება წერა.. :)

ხო ერთი ის, რომ უნამუნო მწერალია, რომელიც გასმევინებს კითხვას მაგრამ პასუხს არ გცემს. ვფიქრობ ეს ლიტერატორის და ზოგადად ლიტერატურის ერთ-ერთი ღირშესანიშნაობაა.. ეგზისტენციალიზმის პიონერად ითვლება ისე, თუმცა ეტყობა ესპანური სული (არვიცი რა შეიძლება იგულისხმებოდეს ამაში, მაგრამ სრულიად სხვა სივრცეა)

"ბურუსში" და "აბელ სანჩესში" ძალიან საინტერესოა პ
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"San Manuel Bueno, mártir" es una reflexión sobre la fe y lo que supone tenerla o no tenerla. Me ha gustado mucho la idea de que la religión y la fe dan esperanza a las personas, y de que "todas las religiones son verdaderas en cuanto hacen vivir espiritualmente a los pueblos que las profesan, en cuanto les consuelan de haber tenido que nacer para morir, y para cada pueblo la religión más verdadera es la suya, la que le ha hecho".
El protagonista, un sacerdote que vive como si creyera pero n
Marcos Ibáñez Gordillo
La religión es el opio del pueblo
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y que viva en su pobreza de sentimientos para que no adquiera torturas de lujo.
3 y pico/5
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"San Manuel Bueno, mártir" es una novela de corta extensión que narra la vida de Manuel, el sacerdote de un pequeño pueblo para el cual él es la máxima expresión de un liderazgo no sólo religioso, sino también en todos los ámbitos que rigen la vida del pueblo. Es admirado por todos. Sin embargo, Manuel esconde un secreto tras una apariencia de una vida coherente con su fe, y es un secreto que podría sacudir a la región entera...

La maestría de Unamuno queda bien patente en esta pequeña muestra de
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Juan by: José Antonio
Tras serme repetidamente recomendada la lectura de esta breve obra, hoy los astros se han alineado para dedicarle el ratito de la merienda (aunque me decían que tardaría una tarde entera en leerlo). Y una vez leída y sin caer en el error de no contextualizarla, y teniendo en cuenta el ánimo con el que me la recomendaban y el mío propio (que raramente son coincidentes), entiendo cuál era la gracia que querían que viera pero no puede ser más opuesta a la mía.

Porque el personaje de Manuel tiene una
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book receives ten starts.

Five stars as being perhaps the greatest novella written in Spanish, and five stars for the edition, Spanish Classics, which is intended as a bridge to bring intermediate level university students of Spanish to advanced, and beyond.

Like Chesterton, Unamuno delighted in paradox. But where Chesterton's faith was profound, Unamuno maintained his doubts. The paradox remains, which was more "believing."

Father Miguel Bueno is a priest with a secret - he entertains doubts a
Ehsan seratin
از طرف یکی از دوستان پیشنهاد شده بود. گمونم دلیل پیشنهاد که عنوان نشد این بوده باشه که رفتار این قدیس رو در مواجهه با دیندارها در پیش بگیرم. خب من جز به وقت اضطرار اهل تظاهر نیستم، من از اون قماشی که پاسکال میگه نیستم که اگه انگشتم به آب مقدس بخوره بعد از مدتی مومن از آب در بیام. اونامونا رو دوست دارم، جسارتش جلوی فاشیستها، درست چشم در چشم فرانکو رو ستایش میکنم و عشقی که به باسک و کاتالونیا داشته رو احساس میکنم، دغدغههاش برای جاودانگی و تردیدها و شکش رو میفهمم، ولی به وضوح قدیس مانوئل قدیس مورد ...more
Jun 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher, has expressed in this novel his fears and frustrations. He feels that as a good Spaniard, he is obligated to be a good catholic, yet, thats where the problem resides for him and his main characther, the priest San Manuel Bueno. Both of them have a moral and religious crisis, they don't believe in God, but people look up to them for moral support and examples of faith! what do they do? do they continue to live something they don't believe and sacrifice the ...more
Capítulo IV
"En una brevísima novela, casi un cuento largo (53 páginas en esta edición), Unamuno consigue sembrar en el lector el germen de una duda de la que ya nunca podrá liberarse: ¿Existe Dios? ¿O es más bien el hombre el que, incapaz de soportar el sufrimiento y la injusticia de este mundo, ha inventado un ser ultraterreno al que llorar y en el que consolarse?". Más en
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manuel era un cura ateo, porque Dios le hizo creerse incrédulo. Me gusta la reflexión, ya que desde hace tiempo pienso que no es tanto problema que una persona no crea en Dios, mientras Él siga creyendo en ella.
"The novel is the most intimate story, the most true, and because of this I never understand why anyone is outraged when someone calls the Gospel a fiction, which elevates it over a mere chronicle."
— Miguel de Unamuno, “San Manuel Bueno, mártir”

This book is perfect.
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A provocative read. San Manuel is my hero.
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 / 5
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Miguel de Unamuno was born in the medieval centre of Bilbao, Basque Country, the son of Félix de Unamuno and Salomé Jugo. As a young man, he was interested in the Basque language, and competed for a teaching position in the Instituto de Bilbao, against Sabino Arana. The contest was finally won by the Basque scholar Resurrección María de Azcue.

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