Peace in War: A Novel

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Product code: 00228

ISBN: 978-617-664-190-2

Publish year: 2019

Genre: Fiction literature, Military literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Amount: 480 pages

Size: 20×13 см

Illustrations: Black & white

Peace in War: A Novel
Miguel de Unamuno

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Peace, as Miguel de Unamuno writes, sprouts from the struggle for life, and war can be understood and justified only in the core of the true and deep peace. In fact, these paradoxical, at first glance, words make sense in this novel, the first one (1897) among the works of the famous Spanish writer-philosopher. The events that formed the basis for the plot were the last Carlist War as well as, in particular, the siege of Bilbao which the author himself survived and remembered while still a child. Hence there is the precision of the description of the life of common Biscayans, their identity and world outlook. But the conflict of the novel develops not only between the сarlists and liberals, but also between city and countryside, between farmers and traders, between religious and social rules and impulses of flesh. And above all there is the search for peace, and primarily the peace with oneself.
About author
Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936) — a Spanish philosopher, writer, social activist, professor and president of the University of Salamanca. His world view can be classified as existentialism, however he not attributes himself to none of trends of popular in his days philosophizing, in politics ― of party, and in literary works ― of genre. More details
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